Saturday, June 6th was the last day of the ‘Friends of the Library of Hawaii’ annual book sale. This is the day when you have to put your treasure hunting skills and patience to the test! All books went for fifty cents, sometimes less, but those literary gems were harder to come by in the leftovers. Most of them had already been picked up during the earlier days of the sale, but it was actually a bit easier to sift through since the overwhelming amount of books had been weened.
This year had been one of the biggest sales the Friends have hosted. They expanded into the common areas and school hallways setting up tables of fiction, children’s books and history/politics outside! The trade-winds came through the tent and made it quite comfortable for perusing books.
There were more check-out stations this year and more fantastic volunteers to help or direct you. The long lines and cramped areas of yester-year were long gone. The result of the ‘Friends’ hard work was obvious with this years sale success and there were even small business vendors outside selling refreshments and baked goods if you needed a break from your bargain book hunting.
Word must have spread about the potential for this sale because it’s busier than I’ve ever seen it! I'm looking forward to an even bigger and better sale next year.