July 12, 2024

Friends Of Library Offer Collectors’ Corner


Volunteer members of Friends of the East Providence Public Library have gathered more than 100 special or unusual books that have been donated by library patrons. These collectible books will be available at the Fall Book Sale October 12 to 15, 2023.

A list of some of these special books is available on the Friends 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.

Among the current books offered in the Collectors’ Corner are a selection of antiquarian books on history and the history of Rhode Island. An 1886 copy of The Providence Plantations for 250 Years 1636 to 1886 is available for $50. Vintage geological survey maps, produced by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior from 1937 to 1944, include those for Hope Valley, Pawtucket, East Greenwich and other areas, for $10 each. The Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were, the ultimate book for fantasy lovers, sells for $25. An author-signed soft cover copy of It Takes a Village by Hillary Rodham Clinton is available for $10. A 1988 first edition of A Wreath of Days, an advent calendar by beloved children’s author Tasha Tudor is $15.

Collector’s Corner books will be available at the Fall Book Sale at Weaver Library October 12 to 15. Individuals can also email epcollectorscorner@yahoo.com  or call 401-742-2751 for information or to arrange pick up. All proceeds from the Collectors’ Corner benefit the East Providence Public Library.


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