Saturday, September 1, 2012
Saturday Morning Movie: The Joy of Books
If I weren't a priest, I'd be the owner of a little book shop just like this one.
Our church puts on a huge used book sale over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend every year. This year, I'm in charge of the sale, and the proceeds will go to my youth program's fund for mission and pilgrimage. I've been working on this all week, which is why I haven't had a chance to write anything for the blog lately.
We have thousands of books, and we sell them for $2/hardback and $1/softcover (with a few specially priced items, including this year a book of poems by Richard Nixon!). It has been fun to see what all we have, including some 150-year-old books with pressed flowers in them and notes, etc. We hope to make at least $10,000.
Even thought the world has gone after e-readers and e-books (me included), there's still nothing like getting a $1 or $2 real book! So we're handing people a bag when the come in and encouraging them to just fill the thing up! It's a great joy to see people so excited about books!
I hope this makes you want to go sit down and read a little! Happy reading!