I love a good book sale. From church bazaars, where I can pick up a discarded copy of The Help, to library sales, where I may find an old Isaac Asimov book for children. Several years ago I happened upon the mother of all book sales in the Northeast: The Five Colleges Book Sale in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Held in the high school, the sale is the work of 300-plus volunteers. The proceeds go to scholarships for students in New Hampshire and Vermont who plan on attending one of five colleges: Mt. Holyoke, Simmons, Smith, Vassar, or Wellesley. There are usually up to 40,000 books covering virtually every topic you can imagine. This year, the sale takes place on Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd, with second day sales all marked down to half price. Not marked as such, you just divide the price in pencil by half. Every year for the past several years we have made the two and a half hour trip, on Sunday for the half price sale, and come back loaded down with treasures.
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