Book Cellar open Saturday

JASPER — The Book Cellar, located in the basement of the Library Annex, 1103 Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Stocked with recent donations, the Book Cellar’s February specials include a discount on purchases of $5 or more. And visitors to the Clearance Room can fill a grocery bag of books for free; additional bags are $1 each.

The Book Cellar, operated by the Friends of the Jasper Public Library, is organized by genres, both fiction and non-fiction, and offers books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, music sheets and vintage vinyl records.

The Special Collections section offers new books, first editions, signed books, vintage books and collectibles, each are individually priced.

The Book Cellar features a collection of German books (most genres) in both German and English, a Spanish book section and a vintage medical books collection. Sets of books in a series or collection are on display next to the check-out desk and books made into films are located next to DVDs.

Audiobooks are $2 each. Hardcover books are $1-$2, trade paperbacks $1 and mass market paperbacks 50 cents, unless otherwise marked.

Free books from the Book Cellar are available at the library in the section near the magazine area.

The Book Cellar requests customers bring small bills when shopping as they are unable to make change for $20 on small purchases. Credit Cards can be used on purchases of $5 or more.

The Book Cellar is stocked primarily from community donations. Smaller donations can be dropped off in the collection box located on the main floor of the library annex or inside the entrance to the main library when it is open. For larger donations, call or text Betty at 812-827-8384 or email her at to arrange a drop-off time at the Book Cellar. Some items are not accepted, including magazines, Reader’s Digests, older textbooks and encyclopedias.

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