Monday, March 28, 2016
A More Perfect Union: Friends of the Library
The first non-restaurant in this series is the Friends of the Carnegie Library. The Friends are most well known for their work as fundraisers for Union's library, but but not as many people know about their new used book store at 126 E. Main St.
All the books in the store are donated, and all the money from book sales goes directly to the Library. The Main Street store has over 10,000 books, both hard and paperback, from all different genres. As part of their March Madness sale, they are offering 3 hardback books for a dollar, and 10 paperback books for a dollar.
The Friends are able to sell their books at such a low price because the store was donated. The only problem is the store needs a new roof, which may cost as much as $30,000. They are currently raising money to repair the roof, and donations are accepted and tax deductible.
I used to go to Pages on Pine in Spartanburg to get my used books, so I'm glad to have a place right here in the county where I can shop. Not only can I keep business local, but I know money spent makes its way to our own Carnegie Library as well.
The store is open on Fridays from 11:00-1:00.