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Friends Booksale Christmas Shopping

I have three hometown friends with whom I exchange Christmas gifts. Regrettably, I am seldom able to gather with them over the holidays – they have been able to return to our hometown, while I have not.

Last year, I mailed them a big box of books – fifteen to be exact, five for each. All of the books were gently used paperbacks from the Friends Bookstore. I wrapped them individually; they were all titles I had read, so I put a post-it note on each one describing why I liked the book and thought they would too.

I hear it was a VERY successful gift; they each left with five books they hadn’t read. They tell me they’d like this gift every year. All of the books came from the Friends Bookstore for $1 - $2 each. What a bargain.

I’ll resume my Christmas shopping on Super Saturday, June 5, 9:00 – 3:30 when the Friends of KPL have their annual sidewalk book sale at the library. The bookstore on the lower level will also be open.

Get a head start on shopping!


Friends Booksale


What a thoughtful Christmas gift idea and so inexpensive. Great idea.

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