Bethlehem, NC – Mysteries, romance, westerns and more! That’s just a few of the categories you’ll find among the thousands of used books for sale next week at the eighth annual used book sale. The sale will benefit the Alexander County Library, Bethlehem Branch, and is scheduled for March 22-24. The location is the Bethlehem Fire Department, 7373 NC Highway 127, in Bethlehem. Sale sponsor is the Friends of the Library, Bethlehem Branch.

Special hours on Thursday, March 22, are arranged for those who are members of the Bethlehem or Taylorsville Friends of the Library. Those hours are 9-12 noon. Regular book sale hours are Thursday, March 22, noon to 6pm, Friday, March 23, 9am to 6pm and Saturday, March 24, 9am-2pm. Reasonable prices on all items with special pricing available on Saturday.

Individuals who purchase a Friends’ membership at the time of sale can take advantage of early shopping hours. Book dealers can also come during special hours for a $25 donation to the Friends. A one your membership can be purchased at the library prior to the sale or at the sale. Membership is $10 for individuals, $15 for family and $8 for seniors.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to support literacy by enhancing services for children and adults at the Bethlehem Branch Library.