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Annual Nevada County book sale starts next month; organizers still accepting donations

Greg Paden, campaign chairman of the United Way of Nevada County, said about 5,000 books will be on sale at this year's annual county book sale.
Alan Riquelmy/ariquelmy@theunion.com |

The 20th annual Nevada County book sale will fill the lobby of the Eric Rood Administration Building.

Fiction, non-fiction, history, sports, romance — they’re all in one spot, 950 Maidu Ave., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Oct. 5.

“On Oct. 5, when you walk in, there will be tables lined up with books on those tables,” said Greg Paden, campaign chairman of the United Way of Nevada County.



The book sale, which lasts through Oct. 30. provides funds each year to the United Way. The money is distributed to local charities like Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County, Child Advocates, Community Recovery Resources, the Domestic Violence Coalition and the Food Bank of Nevada County.

Paden said he wants to raise between $5,000 and $7,000 this year.




“This is our major fundraising event,” he added.

Organizers encourage people to continue bringing books, as well as CDs and DVDs, to the county administration building for the sale. Signs will direct people to the book drop-off point on the first floor.

Most books in good condition are accepted, though the sale can’t use textbooks, foreign language books or encyclopedias.

Paperbacks are $1 and hardbacks $2. CDs are $2 and DVDs are $3. Prices drop in the final days of the sale.

People can donate books during the sale, ensuring that the best books aren’t picked away in the first few days.

“We definitely encourage people to keep donating throughout the sale,” Paden said. “There’s a lot of stuff you just don’t normally see.”

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


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