The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Annual Book Sale, held the weekend of October 12-14, was a resounding success and a testament to a community that loves books and loves its library.
Thanks to our 80-plus volunteers, the book sale had another record-breaking year. Thanks also to the hundreds of community members who donated all the books for the sale; we are so lucky to have such great offerings from this community of readers! And, of course, thank you to the hundreds of people from Princeton and the surrounding areas who came to browse our offerings and who enjoyed and snapped up our tremendous bargains. Not to be overlooked, of course, is the wonderful staff of the Princeton Public Library and particularly the facilities crew, who gave the sale volunteers their wholehearted support. Many others provided valuable help: Johnson Park Elementary School Principal Bob Ginsburg coordinated, and the PPS facilities staff executed, the lending of tables for the sale; McCaffrey’s assisted us by donating bags for the Bag Sale, Jack Morrison donated a delicious dinner for our 20+ person clean-up crew, and last but not least, past president of the Friends and devoted behind-the-scenes book sale volunteer Barbara L. Freedman sponsored the annual sale again this year.
All profits from the annual book sale (and from our used book store, open daily and located just inside the library entrance) go to support the library. We accept donations year-round, so please think of us if it is time to winnow your collection or if you’re moving; our donation guidelines are available online.
Friends of the Library Book Sale Co-Chairs Sherri Garber and Eve Niedergang