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Giant book sale with a big benefit

Event helps fund local nonprofits

POSTED: May 17, 2012 12:30 a.m.

This weekend, put down the Kindle and the Nook and buy a book. For a good cause, of course.

The Giant Book Sale at 131 Bradford St., off the downtown Gainesville square, will feature thousands of titles and topics for the reading enthusiast.

New this time also will be an indoor yard sale including clothes, home goods and more. All proceeds of the Giant Book Sale will benefit Our Neighbor and The Next Chapter Bookstore.

Our Neighbor is a Gainesville-based nonprofit that provide independent-living opportunities to young adults with disabilities.

Next Chapter also assists individuals with disabilities by providing job training and experience. The shop is located at 118 Main St. in downtown Gainesville.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

In addition to more than 10,000 hardback and paperback books, the sale will also include records and CDs. All of the materials have been sorted into categories.

According to organizers, with the exception of rare collectibles, everything else is less than $5. Garage sale items will be priced as marked. Cash, checks and credit cards all will be accepted.

For more information call 678-656-6965, or email booksthat

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