Saco Man Considering Donating Huge Collection Of Books He Purchased At Library Book Sales To A Library Or Something


SACO — In Josh Vanjani’s basement lay stacks of books, many still unread, compiled through years of collecting. Most of them have to do with philosophy – Plato, Aristotle and the like, a subject that Vanjani finds fascinating. And most of them were collected at the Dyer Library’s annual book sale in Saco, at which such treasures can be found on the cheap. The book sale, which lasts until Aug. 6, kicked off Saturday, and Vanjani wove his way through tightly clustered packs of bibliophiles to find what he was looking for: More philosophy to add to the volumes already awaiting his insatiable appetite. “I just find it interesting,” he said. “It helps with how you live your life.” The sale itself also helps out the library – in a big way. Executive Director Leslie Rounds said the book sale constitutes one of the library’s most lucrative fundraisers, with last year’s sale raking in nearly $5,000 to go toward operating costs. In terms of revenue, the book sale ranks behind only the fall fundraiser and December’s Festival of Trees, she said.
“It’s an event that’s near and dear to our hearts,” said Rounds. “It’s just fun. We get a lot of people who just love books.” (read more at JournalTribune)