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Nonprofit bookstore offers great deals for a good cause
Rows and rows of books lined the Giant Book Sale. - photo by CHARLIE WILLIAMS

Sunday was the last day of The Next Chapter Bookstore’s fourth annual Giant Book Sale, and store manager D’ete Sewell said response was good. “Thursday was a big night,” Sewell said of the $5-to-get-in preview night. “There were probably 80 people at the door at 6 p.m. — most of the book dealers come on Thursday.”

The nonprofit bookstore inside The Main Street Market downtown operates “under the umbrella of Our Neighbor Inc.,” Sewell said of the local organization that provides semi-autonomous housing and other support for disabled young adults. All nine bookstore staffers are also disabled, Sewell said.

Giant Book Sale tactics changed each day. “This is a fire sale,” Sewell said on Sunday. “Saturday, everything was a dollar. We did really well Saturday. We’ve been really pleased. We hope to make at least $10,000, maybe more.”

A box of books went for $5 on Sunday and an online book sales company was to pick up the leftover stock from the former Regions bank location on Spring Street, sell it and give Next Chapter a percentage, Sewell said.