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JONAL ENTRY 1245 | August 5 2012

I buy most of my books from used bookstores when at home in California, but had never been at a library book sale before Nanty Glo Public Library's annual fundraiser on Saturday. It was a revelation for this benighted urban boy from Redmill Road, beginning with the waiting line that greeted me before 9 a.m. when I reported for work (volunteer) across the street at the Liberty Cafe. Waiting lines for tickets for the hottest music group coming to town, the latest movie blockbuster, or the must-have-to-give children's Christmas present at ToysRUs I've seen on the evening news, but a line for a used book sale was new to me. Not to mention any waiting line to get in for anything in my home town Nanty Glo.

The line waiting to get into the Nanty Glo Public Library's annual used book sale at opening time, 9 a.m., on Saturday, August 4.

It looked like a day of perfect August weather was in the offing at opening time, but by noon the skies had turned black and the rains began. But most of the book buyers had chosen their treasures and made off for shelter before the cloud burst that lasted for a half hour or more. It's been that kind of summer in the Alleghenies. But by all indications, the book sale was a great success.

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The video is a little under five minutes. There is no accompanying narration, it's just a quick overview of the huge inventory of items donated for the sale.

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