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The Lancaster Public Library holds a yearly book sale in May. It’s a three-day event, and it’s worth marking on your calendar. ¬†They also hold a smaller event in the winter in addition to staffing several used book stores. You can find details at the link. What is most interesting about the sale is how it is a window to the reading community. The years just after Sarah Palin ran on the GOP ticket, her books were strewn about the non-fiction table. This year was a banner year for used copies of Bill O’Reilly’s books. In fairness, political books tend to have a short shelf life. When Oprah’s book club was active, her choices were always prominent among the fiction table as was Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love when it was the rage. Newer books are individually priced with older copies selling for a dollar or two. In recent years, the sale has become more organized with tables of recent travel books, text books, collections, and signed books. The selection is always worth your time, and the prices can’t be beat. Plus, all proceeds go to the library and its programs. Happy reading.