About a thousand used books are set to go on sale at the Northeast Neighborhood Library this weekend.
The fundraiser at the 330 7th St. NE library is scheduled to start Saturday at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., any remaining books are slated be sold at a discounted price.
Riverby Books, a used bookstore that closed on Capitol Hill in March, donated the books to the Friends of the Northeast Library, which typically holds two book sales every year to raise money for the library.
Vince Morris, president of the Friends of the Northeast Library, said the gift from Riverby will make this sale much larger than previous times. He also said the quality of the books will be higher because Riverby Books was more selective with the items they accepted.
“They donated a huge part of their inventory,” Morris said. “It’s probably going to be double the size of our typical sales.”
The library on Sunday also will host a block party from 2 to 5 p.m. The party, which will take place in front of the library, will include face painting, crafts, a balloon artist and a professional storyteller.
Photo via Facebook/Friends of the Northeast Library