Hickory – Stock up for fall and winter reading at the Friends of Hickory Public Library’s biggest and best book sale of the year, October 4-7 at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library. Thousands of books will be for sale at the annual event sponsored by the Friends of Hickory Public Library.

During the book sale, shelves and tables will be filled with thousands of books in every genre: paperbacks, hardbacks, fiction, non-fiction, children’s, history, biographies, travel, reference, crafts, cookbooks, religious, business, music, gardening and more. Most books sell for $.50 to $2.

The book sale is the major fundraiser for the Friends group, with the money earned being used to help supply non-budgeted items to enhance the services that the library provides, including the kid’s bookmark contest, the summer reading program, senior and preschool outreach, and programs throughout the year featuring guest artists and musicians.

The book sale takes place from Thursday, October 4 through Sunday, October 7. Thursday hours are 4-7pm for Friends members only (with refreshments served). New members may pay their annual dues at the door to take advantage of early shopping and the best selection of books on this special day.

The public is welcome to shop on Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 4pm both days. Sunday from 2 to 4:30pm is Bargain Day, and shoppers can fill a bag with books for $3.

The Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 Third Street NE in Hickory.