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'The Hunt' For a Good Read at Friends of MCLIB Winter Book Sale

Friends of the McCracken County Public Library host their annual book sale event this weekend, featuring a huge collection of books priced at $1 dollar and a special table of early editions, local authors and art books priced a little higher. On Sounds Good, Ann Carneal says proceeds go to library services: from books to services like children's programs and continuing education. She also offers some 'pro tips' for hunting your next good read.

The Winter Book Sale is Friday, January 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 221 South 21st Street in Paducah.

Ann Carneal says to prepare by bringing book bags (some people bring rolling suitcases). If you're looking for specific authors or books, bring a list and the volunteers will try to help. She also recommends grabbing a map as you enter to find certain sections.

The mystery section is quite large, Carneal says, a really good selection this time around with books in nearly new condition. Books of every genre are represented in this year's collection. Most books are $1. Small paperbacks are 50 cents. The special collections table features books from local authors, early editions, photography and art books, and others that are priced higher. 

More about the Friends of McCracken County Public Library

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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