Book Sale Continues Despite E-Reader Popularity

Westminster Book Sale

Westminster Presbyterian Church is turning into a library this week for its annual used book sale.

This is the 57th year for the sale, which includes books and music in all genres.

Thousands of books went on sale Wednesday at the church on Stadium Drive in Boardman. Proceeds from the sale go to organizations around the community, such as Habitat for Humanity and the Rescue Mission. The money also helps fund the church’s mission throughout the world including youth and adult work camps. Last year, the church grossed nearly $20,000.

Organizer Janice Pickens said the sale continues to grow every year despite the popularity of electronic books.

“Last year, we wondered because of the Kindles and all those, and we asked some of the people, and they say they like to hold a book in their hands. So, we’re just amazed it continues,” said Pickens.

The sale continues until 9 p.m. Wednesday and runs Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Following the sale, the Mahoning County Green Team will recycle any items left over.

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