Shoppers at the 2013 sale.

Don’t miss this year’s Book and Media sale at the Desmond-Fish Library. This is not your typical book sale. Thousands of books are collected all year long for this event. Find books, CDs, DVDs, games, and records. Don’t be surprised to find a rare or signed book in the “specials” section.

The Friends of the Library preview of the book and media sale takes place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. You must be a member of the Friends of the Library to attend, but you can join at the door or through PayPal at (click on the book sale banner on the homepage).

The sale opens to the general public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 16 and 23, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, Aug. 17 and 24, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Aug. 18, 20, and 22. Due to last year’s successful Commuter Night, the sale will be open late on Tuesday and Thursday night, Aug. 19 and 21, from 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Prices begin at $2 for hardcover books and increase in the “specials” section. On Saturday, Aug. 23, prices are slashed in half, on Sunday, Aug. 24, an entire bag goes for $5, and any books still left on Monday, Aug. 25, are free from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. While the Friends preview on Aug. 15 is not child-friendly, each child is welcome to a free book from the children’s section beginning Saturday, Aug. 16. Sale profits are used to support the Children’s Programs and to buy new books, DVDs and audio books for the library’s collection.

This year’s cornucopia of offerings includes specials such as a first edition of William Makepeace Thackeray. The children’s section is stocked with non-fiction, board books, fiction for any reading level and even games. A new section includes The New York Times best sellers.

Visit Desmond-Fish Library, 472 Route 403, Garrison. Gifts for holidays can be wrapped up early or mailed out immediately.

Photo courtesy of DFL Library

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