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North Tonawanda History Museum Used Book Sale, Saturday, May 9.

April 28, 2015

More than 70,000 books at discount prices will be offered at the North Tonawanda History Museum's Spring book sale on May 9 from 9 am to 3 pm.
“My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
― Jane Austen
“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”
― Stephen King
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

North Tonawanda -- Book lovers and collectors mark your calendar for Saturday, May 9.

More than 70,000 used books - on almost every conceivable topic - will be on sale on that date -  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - at discount prices - at the North Tonawanda History Museum's Spring Used Book Sale

Books will be sold for 50 cents each for paperbacks, or $1 each for hard covers.

But if you buy in groups of three the price goes down: Paperbacks are 3 for $1; hard covers are 3 for $2.

Or buyers can do better still by buying a bag from the History Museum for $5 which permits one to fill it with as many books as they can squeeze into the bag.

Buyers can buy as many bags as they like.

Proceeds of used book sales cover operating expenses for the History Museum, a wonder of this community, since the museum has perhaps the most comprehensive collection of artifacts, memorabilia, collectors' items, relics, antiques and museum pieces ever assembled for a city the size of North Tonawanda - a gripping and stupendous array which offers those who would take the time to interpret a dazzling and authentic history of this small but once powerful city - and as a slice of America - the history of a growing nation as well.

The museum has done their work  without  government subsidies, which means they haven't taken from the sweat of the people to provide their service.

They do it the old fashioned way with fund raisers and contributions like book sales.
Many regular customers donate their previously purchased books back at the next book sale, as they fill up their bags with more books to read.

"There are always customers waiting outside either in their cars or standing on the sidewalk waiting for us to unlock the door and let them in after each volunteer is in place and ready for both used book sale visitors and History Museum visitors. " reports Executive Director Donna Zellner Neal. "Many of our customers comment that they always prefer the book to a movie made from it. They say they cannot imagine a world in which there will be no more books. A personal connection between readers of books and the printed books appears to still be so strong and it is actually fun to watch so many of them searching out their favorite authors or hunting for a particular book which they have sought for many years--and then hearing their squeals of delight when they find it in our sale!"

The History Museum also has an online used book sale on Amazon which may be reached at the following link:

The museum has been offering used book sales since 2006. In 2009, they started offering four sales a year, one for each season.

The remaining book sales for 2015 will be the Summer Used Book Sale on Saturday, August 1 and the Fall Used Book Sale on Saturday, October 3.

The North Tonawanda History Museum is located at 54 Webster St., in the historic district of North Tonawanda. 





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