September 25, 2021

Collectors’ Corner Features Author-Signed Books

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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, My Life: Bill Clinton for $50, Barbara Bush: A Memoir for $20 and Tough Guys Don’t Dance by Norman Mailer for $10. A 1943 first edition of The Human Comedy by William Saroyan is $10 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. A 1939 edition of Mein Kampf sells for $75 and a 2017 edition of American Military Aircraft: A Century of Innovation, is offered for $5.

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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