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CHRIS MORELLI/THE EXPRESS Lock Haven University student Lauren Miller reads a book cover while shopping for books during the AAUW Friday afternoon book sale at LHU.

LOCK HAVEN – If you’re a book fan, the Lock Haven East Campus Gym is the place to be this weekend.

The annual AAUW book sale kicked off Thursday and will run through Sunday. There are hardcover books, paperbacks, records, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and even magazines for sale at this popular event.

Kim Emery, co-chair of the event, said things were going well “very good” two days into the four day sale.

“We have been very busy” said Emery. “We have a bit of everything…it’s really shit to cherish.” We feel that there is something for everyone.

The sale will continue on Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the first sale since 2019. The AAUW had no sales in 2020 and 2021 due to concerns over COVID-19.

CHRIS MORELLI/L’EXPRESS AAUW co-presidents Julie Story and Kim Emery sort through books during the sale.

“We haven’t had one for a few years. Last year we thought about having one last fall, but with COVID we decided against it,” said Emery.

According to Emery, all books are given away.

“We collect them throughout the year and then it takes us about three days to install them,” Emery explained. “It has been stable. Thursday was very busy and we were happy about it.

She said Lock Haven University plays a vital role in the sale.

“The university is kind enough to let us use the gymnasium. They also give us a few rooms in which we store books all year round. They set up all the tables for us. They are very nice to do that. said Emery.

According to Emery, some of the LHU sports teams come to help with the sale – setting up tables, unloading books, etc.

“We unloaded around 400 boxes of books this year,” said Emery.

Prices vary by item. There are some items you can get for as little as a quarter. This weekend shoppers are invited to fill a bag for $7 or a box for $10.

Emery noted that all children’s and teen books are given away for free.

“We’re just trying to promote reading. The only thing we ask families is to limit to one bag per family per day,” said Emery. “But if you want to come back every day, it’s fine.”

On Friday afternoon, one of the buyers was LHU student Lauren Miller. She was filling a box in preparation for her summer reading.

“My sister and I always go down. We are really looking forward to this,” she says.

She said she was not on a mission to find anything specific.

“I’m just looking for all the books I can read this summer,” said Miller. “I love reading.”

That day, Miller was in the right place.

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