Successful Holiday Book Sale | South Pasadena Public Library

FILE PHOTO: Nancy Lem | South News | Shoppers browsing at the Holiday Book Sale at the South Pasadena Public Library.

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The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library Bookstore’s Holiday Book Sale last weekend raised more than $5,000 for the library. More than 300 attended the December 9-11 event in the Library Community Room. Hundreds of used books were sold.

Books offered at the yearly holiday sale are culled from donations made by community members throughout the year. “They are deemed to be in pristine condition and suitable for gift giving,” said Karen Weinstock, bookstore co-chair.

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PHOTO: Sally Kilby | South News | Roxanne Garcia (left) and Angela Watson love books and decided they had to attend the Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale.

“This year, local artisans took part,” said Karen Bell, bookstore co-chair. Vendors sold jewelry, photo art cards, ceramics, indigo tie dye items and other handcrafted pieces on Sunday, the last day of the sale.

A silent auction held on the first night offered such unique publications as “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Members of the Friends were granted early admission on opening night.

“The book sale was a huge success due to the hard work of the amazing Book Store Committee,” said Ellen Torres, president of the Friends.

Unsold books are currently on sale in the Friends’ bookstore on the second floor of the library. The store is ordinarily open Tuesday through Saturday. During the holidays, however, Weinstock said it will also be open Sunday, Dec. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The bookstore will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2023.

PHOTO: Sally Kilby | South News | Father and son shopping the Holiday Book Sale.