October 25, 2021

Collectors’ Corner Features Author-Signed Books


Volunteer members of Friends of the East Providence Public Library have gathered more than 75 special books that have been donated by library patrons. These collectible books can be ordered by email or phone and picked up at Weaver Library.

Lists of some of these books are available on the Friends of the East Providence Library web page on the East Providence Public Library website, www.eastprovidencelibrary.org. Just click on About, then Friends of the Library. The books are listed with a short description and price on the site. Dozens of books are featured on a wide variety of topics. More are added as they arrive.

Collectors’ Corner List #1 features a selection of author-signed and first edition books. Among the current signed books are Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo for $100, A Little Yellow Dog by Walter Mosley for $20, Barbara Bush: A Memoir for $20 and A Monk Swimming by Malachy McCourt for $5. A 1955 first edition of A Night to Remember, recalling the final night on the Titanic, is $15 and a 1971 first edition of The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsythe is $15.

Collectors’ Corner List #2 features books on history. Civil war buffs may be interested in a leather-bound, 26-volume set, entitled, Collectors’ Library of the Civil War, for $30. An 1877 edition of Roger Williams: Ceremony at the Unveiling of the Monument, sells for $25 and The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War by Maj George B. Davis, is offered for $10.

Individuals interested in purchasing a Collectors’ Corner selection can email epcollectorscorner@yahoo.com or call 401-433-3463 to arrange pick up. All proceeds from the Collectors’ Corner benefit the East Providence Public Library.


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