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Giant Book Sale enters final 2 days at Regions Bank
George and Pricella Budzinack browse through books Friday afternoon during the annual Giant Book Sale, benefitting Our Neighbor Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. It continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at 111 Green St. More than 10,000 books are available, categorized by subject and most sold for under $5 except collectibles.

The sixth annual Giant Book Sale continues today and Sunday at the old Regions Bank building, 111 Green St. The sale hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Our Neighbor Inc. Executive Director Mary Margaret Calvert said the sale features about 20,000 books. Admission to the event is free, and everything other than collectibles costs $5 or less.

The event benefits The Next Chapter Book Store and Our Neighbor Inc. According to the bookstore’s website, the mission of the two partner organizations “is to assist and inspire those with disabilities to reach their maximum opportunity for independence.”

Calvert said The Next Chapter Book Store manager D’ete Sewell “works so hard to put this together.”

Calvert added that the sale typically raises $10,000, a great return since all the books were donated. The organizations always try to have the book sale the same weekend as Mule Camp.

The sale started with a preview sale Thursday night and continued Friday.

Calvert expressed appreciation for the community’s support of the sale over the past few years.

“It’s been tremendous,” Calvert said.