PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Thousands of used books will be up for grabs as a local tradition returns for its 69th year. The Trinity Episcopal Church in Parkersburg is hosting its annual used book sale starting Monday at 9 a.m.
More than 40,000 used books will be for sale. In order to put this on, the church collects donations all year long. The church's pastor expects to sell most of the books and donate any leftovers to the Salvation Army.
Father Paul Hicks says, "The primary goal has always been and will always be to put books back into the community. Our sister church Good and Shepherd during the summer, does a reading program for the kids in their neighborhood so we continue to see the importance of reading especially with our youth. So making books available to them, especially for folks that can't afford electronic readers and that, so that's always the first." He adds, "And then we're very proud to put some of the money back into the community as well to help and be good neighbors."
Starting Monday, hard back books will cost $4 and paperback books $2. But you can also expect prices to drop as the week progresses. The book sale will continue through Saturday.
The hours are:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.