The Friends of the Kent Public Library are preparing for their next book sale in the Book Cellar, which will take place on Sept. 4 and 5, the beginning of the Labor Day weekend. On Friday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, there will be a preview where buyers can have first pick of the books for an entrance fee of $10.

The sale will continue with free admission from noon to 4 p.m. The main sale will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Kent Public Library prepares for their book sale Sept. 4–5.  (Photo by Carol Donick)
The Friends of the Kent Public Library prepares for their book sale Sept. 4–5.
(Photo by Carol Donick)

Almost 5,000 gently used books will be for sale at bargain prices, with books on all topics, including unusually large sections of music, science fiction and children’s books. Most hardcovers are priced at $2 each, with paperbacks at $0.50 each or three for $1. Buyers are encouraged to bring their own bags or boxes to carry the books home. Canvas bags will also be available at $10 each empty or $25 filled with books.

The Book Cellar can only accommodate 49 people at a time, so buyers who come at an especially busy time may have to wait to enter.

The Kent Library’s Book Nook is also open throughout the year on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a final big sale in the Book Cellar on Nov. 6 and 7.

The Kent Public Library is located at 17 Sybil’s Crossing in Kent Lakes. For more information, go to or call 845-225-8585.

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