The wait is over! The Friends of the East Providence Public Library semi-annual book sale has returned. Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, will host the Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, October 17 from 1-5 p.m. The sale will take place in the Champlin Program Room. Proceeds will benefit library programs, including museum passes and special concerts and events. This is the first book sale in two years. Donations of books cannot be accepted until further notice, as storage space has reached capacity.

A Members Only Preview Sale for Friends of the East Providence Public Library will be held on Thursday, October 14 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Individuals can join for a $5 per person annual membership fee, payable in advance or at the door. All paid members are welcome to purchase books at this advance sale. This is the best time to come for the best choice of books. Bookshelves are continuously restocked throughout the weekend, so visit more than once to see a wide variety of books.

Thousands of books will be available at very reasonable prices. Hard cover and soft cover books are $1; children’s books are 50¢; pocket-sized paperbacks are 50¢ or 3 for $1; CDs, DVDs and audio books are $1.  A special selection of books, including vintage and collectible editions will be priced as marked.

For your convenience, books are sorted in more than 50 clearly marked categories in easily accessible book cases. Novels, including paperbacks, are sorted alphabetically by author. There is a large selection of books for children, including hard cover picture books, board books, beginner readers and activity books. Also available are books for young adults, large print books, biographies and memoirs. Collectibles, vintage, classics and books on sports, art, music, movies, westerns, poetry, business, science, history, cooking, health, self-help, gardening, home repair, writing, religion, fantasy, travel and leisure activities are also available, as well as comic books, CDs, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles. Recent releases and author-signed books will also be on sale. Pay by cash or check only. Questions? Call the library at (401) 434-2453.