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Annual Book Sale Columbus Weekend

The Friends of the Danbury Library will host their annual Columbus Day book sale Oct. 6,7,8, with Oct. 8 being the day when you can fill a bag at a discounted price.

The Friends of The Danbury Library are looking for volunteers to help with the annual Columbus Day booksale at the PAL building 35 Hayestown Road.

About 100,000 books carefully sorted into 50 categories will be available for purchase, said Robert Feinson, booksale committee chairman.

"Our collection looks as good as last year," Feinson said. "You should see our sorting room It's really jam-packed."

Feinson hasn't sorted through all of the rare books yet, but he does remember seeing a 1936 Fairfield County map that has historic interest. He said one book was signed by Marion Anderson, the Danbury opera sensation who won national recognition and fame.

Friends Volunteer Coordinator Mary Ann Frede is looking for volunteers who can help set up the book sale on Oct. 3 from noon to 5 p.m., and again on Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5 respectively, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On those days, volunteers take the books that were sorted into boxes by categories and set them out on tables for sale. Other volunteers then go table by table and make sure the books are desplayed to their best advantage.

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