Among the many, many casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 were the popular book sales held to make money for churches, schools and libraries. 

Now, a Thursday, June 24 announcement out of High Point shows that those are coming back again. The Friends of the High Point Public Library announced that the group will hold a book sale each Saturday until the end of July. 

Beginning on Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the sales will take place outside the front entrance to the library.

At the events, there will be a variety of children’s and adult books, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, music CDs and foreign language materials.  All those items will be priced at $1 each, while paperbacks will be sold at two for $1.

The proceeds will directly support special programs and projects at the library.  The sale isn’t a rain or shine event. If it’s raining, you can sleep late because the book sale won’t take place that day.

Meanwhile, in Greensboro, the very popular book sale – that used to be held once a year – at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Lawndale Drive – is still on hold.

The sale’s Facebook page starts with a bible verse – Romans 8:25.  “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”

The most recent post states, “Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 62nd Annual St. Francis Book Sale will not occur this year. But hope is not lost. As COVID vaccines roll out, and infection numbers continue to decrease, we are looking ahead to a potential Book Sale in spring 2022.”

The church, which currently is not accepting books and media for the sale, will reopen for donations at some point – hopefully, in the fall.  At that time, they will only be accepting “specific genres and publication years.”