Book lovers began lining up at 4:30 a.m. for Lake Forest's 33rd-annual book sale, which runs today through Sunday in West Park.
think some came even earlier but they don't want to say how early,"
said Carol Champ, president of the Friends of the Lake Forest Library,
which sponsors the event.
This year's sale boasts an amazing
selection of literary treasures at all price points. At the highest end there's "Le Costume Historique," a six-volume, illustrated collection of French fashion that was published in 1886 and donated to this year's sale by the library. It's listed for $3,500.
Book lovers also will find a huge selection of gardening books, cook books, great books, military books, historical fiction, non-fiction and just plain fiction. Mrs. Champ said the Friends' received an especially large selection of World War II military history books this year.
The book sale opened under its characteristic big yellow tent Thursday for library members, and is open to the public tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a 10% discount for teachers, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, all books are half-price. Here are some more photos from opening day:
Books by local authors and about local places:
A basket of "Books for Looks:
Friends' President Carol Champ shows off a 13-volume English Dictionary set, on sale for $300, which she said is perfect for a decorator or someone with a large house.