Hastings Public Library Book Sale sells thousands of books

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Updated: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:36:42 CST

Tens of thousands of books on sale for the change you can find under your sofa cushions.

It's the annual Friends of the Hastings Public Library Book Sale.

The massive used book sale started Friday offering paperbacks for 50 cents and hard cover books for one dollar.

Sunday, shoppers could fill up an entire box of books for just two bucks.

It's a deal that organizers say attracts people from near and far to stock up.

"We had one come in this afternoon and he must have taken 10-12 boxes. I saw him packing them up in the corner by himself." Said Debbi Holmber, Co-Coordinator.

."How many books have you picked out so far?
Too many too count." Said shopper, Cory Hart.

"They have a good selection and a good source of books, and like I said before, they're affordable." Said shopper, Ken Zimmerman.

Organizer of the event, Debbi Holmberg says the group collected nearly 100,000 books from last year to this year.

Every book that isn't sold will be recycled.

All proceeds from the event will go to the Library. Holmberg estimates they'll raise $20,000.