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Friends sponsor Pop-Up Vintage Book Sale Friday at the Williamson County Public Library

Friends sponsor Pop-Up Vintage Book Sale Friday at the Williamson County Public Library

FRANKLIN, TN –  The Friends of the Williamson County Public Library are holding a Pop-Up Vintage Book Sale on Friday, October 9, from 10am to 5pm in the lobby of the Main Branch of the library. The address is 1314 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064.

“We have a large donation of Vintage books in great condition, and we’re holding a one-day public sale to pass on the savings to the community,” said David Miller, FOTL Fundraising Chair. “These books are great for collectors, decorators, real estate home stagers and gifts.” Book prices start at $2 and go up according to their value.

Friends Book Store

While at the library, step into the newly expanded Friends’ Book Store with more shelves, books, and aisle space. “New books are added weekly,” Miller said.  “We just increased our shelf space giving readers more choices, with books bargain-priced. If you can’t make the book sale, stop by the book store to stock up.” Prices range from 50 cents to $3.

Excellent Citizens and Notable Partings

The Special Collections Department of Williamson County Public Library and Academy Park Press has just added a new title for book collectors and enthusiasts of Williamson County local history. Entitled Excellent Citizens and Notable Partings, this book is a compilation of copies of the original hand-sketched portraits and brief profiles, as published in the series, “Portrait of an Excellent Citizen,” for The Review-Appeal, between the years 1966 and 1968. One hundred and forty-three local citizens are portrayed in short biographies and hand drawn portraits. This book enlarges their lives by including their obituaries, feature articles, family-submitted entries, ads of the era, and quotations from other local writers. It’s not only an interesting read, but also a fun and quick look at the lives of some of the people making things happen in Williamson County in the late 1960s.

Pre-Order Your Copy Today

The book is available for $25 pre-order through October 23, with orders available for pickup in early December in time for the Christmas holidays. Excellent Citizens and Notable Partings will be also be available for sale on the Friends website, at the Friends Book Store located in the library, or for pre order purchase at the circulation desk.

Book Donations

Friends also accept book donations to support their book sale. Small book donations, up to two bags, can be dropped off at the library during normal hours. Larger donations can be dropped off at the Main Branch of the WCPL on Saturdays from 10a to 12p through October.

“Last year, Friends donated $50,000 to WCPL for the purchase of books and other resources in a supplement to funds received from the county,” said Mary Herring, Friends President.  “The library counts on this donation from Friends to meet the demands for new books. “With COVID-19, fundraising efforts have been diminished so we are reaching out to the community to please consider donating.”