EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

October 30, 2013

10,000 books to go on sale at Stevens Memorial Library this weekend

By Paul Tennant

---- — NORTH ANDOVER — If you’re a voracious reader and in the market for a good deal on a book or two — or three or four or more — the Stevens Memorial Library is probably just the place for you this weekend.

The Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library, which pays for museum passes and other programs, is organizing the sale and an estimated 10,000 books will be available for purchase, according to Arthur Larson, one of the coordinators of the event.

The sale runs Friday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.,Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

“I’m hoping for rain,” Larson said. If it rains that day, most people will pass on raking leaves and doing other yard work — and head for the book sale, he explained.

Sunday is Bag Day. One can purchase a bag filled with books for a mere $5, Larson noted.

The sale will offer “friendly prices,” Larson said. Non-fiction books will be divided into 25 categories, he said, while works of fiction will be arranged by authors in alphabetical order. There will also be a large number of children’s books.

Larson estimated that the sale attracted more than 1,500 customers last year.