Especially exciting was the personal collection of Theda Clark Peters Smith, which was impressive in size, and special books on sale, including some early editions of classics.
I was not expecting the sheer size of the book sale, nor the low prices. For fiction, hardcovers were $1 and paperbacks were fifty cents. Talk about books on a budget! I could have spent hours in there and walked out with enough books to fill my car. Luckily (at least for my budget), I arrived at the Neenah Public Library a little before closing time and was on a time crunch. I did walk out with five hardcovers and three paperbacks, though. They were all in fantastic condition and I spent a grand total of $6.50. That’s a value that is tough to beat.
Many of the local libraries have similar sales throughout the year. The Appleton Public Library’s Used Book Sale runs Nov. 13-16 and I will definitely be there. If you’re looking to build your collection too, be sure to check it out and be on the lookout for future book sales.
- Rachel Martens is a FOX CITIES intern who attends St. Norbert College. She published her first novel earier this year and is already working on her second book.