SPARTA book sale scheduled downtown
The Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers’ Association (SPARTA) will hold its fall book sale Wednesday, Oct. 18, through Saturday, Oct. 21, on the first floor of the Children’s Museum Building, 1100 Main St., Stevens Point.
The hours of the sale are noon to 7 p. m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Because all of the books are donated by community members, every sale is different and has special items. This sale contains new books donated by Ken Manske and Mary Lou Harris Manske from the book store, The Book Look.
Their donation is located in three bookcases that contain children’s books, teacher and parenting materials, and adult fiction and non-fiction. They can be found in the Non-Fiction Room in a special section called the “Book Look Nook.”
Because the books are new, they are priced based on a portion of their value. Other used books in the “Priced Books” area are also priced based on value and are $3 and up.
This sale also contains 10 more boxes of trivia and a large collection of books on World War II.
To encourage reading, children’s used books remain 25 cents for softcover and 50 cents for hardcover. Most adult books are $1 or less. There will be a bag sale Saturday, with the cost of the first bag $10 and each additional bag $5. Items can also be purchased individually.
The sale will again be held in two areas separated by the main hallway leading to Main Street at the front of the building and a city parking lot to the back. Nonfiction, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, albums and books priced based on value are located in the Nonfiction Room and used fiction, children’s, parenting, teacher materials and puzzles are in rooms across the hall.
Because the sale is held in two areas divided by a hallway, patrons are asked to pay for their purchases in one area before crossing the hall to hopefully find more treasures. Purchases may be paid for with cash or check. Credit cards are not accepted.
Profits go to a scholarship through the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin for a student going into the field of education, and grants to community organizations that provide services to the elderly, children and their families.