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Friends Of The Library Spring Book Sale To Feature Books And More

Friends of the Library

You’ll find lots of genres of books for sale this week at the Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library’s Spring Book Sale.

But the sale isn’t all books.  Friends member, Andrea Still, said they have vintage paper dolls, a selection of mint postage stamps, theatre lobby posters for old movies, jigsaw puzzles and record albums.  Still said someone donated a large classic rock album collection, and the estate of MSU Tent Theatre cofounder, Byrne Blackwood, donated his collection of musical theatre albums for the sale.

There’s also a silent auction of some first edition books.

"We have a first edition of Kipling's 'Jungle Book.'  We have a first edition of 'Atlas Shrugged,' (by Ayn Rand)" said Still.  "We have 'A Week on the Concord' by Thoreau and then we have a two-book set by Andy Warhol and his mother that's a cat book that they wrote together."

The book sale is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, April 28-30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 1, from 10 to 5 and Sunday, May 2, from 1 to 5 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.  A Friends of the Library preview sale is Tuesday night, April 27, from 5 to 8.  You can purchase a membership for $5 at the door.  Face masks will be required for anyone over age 11.

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Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.