February 27, 2024

Friends Of EP Library Offer Collectors’ Corner

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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 Spring Book Sale April 27 to 30, 2023.

A list of some of these special books is 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.

Among the current books offered in the Collectors’ Corner are The Haggadah, in Hebrew and English, which features an ornately embossed silvertone metal cover, for $100. A Photographer’s Life: 1990-2005 by Annie Liebovitz sells for $25.  An author-signed copy of Kurt Vonnegut’s Bluebeard is $125. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die by Willie Nelson features a sketch by the singer on the front end paper and his autograph on the back endpage, for $25. A 1943 edition of Mein Kampf, outlining Hitler’s plan for his rise to power, sells for $150. Recording Britain by Geoffrey Cumberlege is a four-volume set featuring watercolors prepared to preserve on paper buildings that were exposed to destruction during World War II. The four-volume set sells for $30.

Collector’s Corner books will be available at the Spring Book Sale at Weaver Library April 27 to 30. Individuals can also email epcollectorscorner@yahoo.com  or call 401-433-3463 for information or to arrange pick up. All proceeds from the Collectors’ Corner benefit the East Providence Public Library.

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