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The Pandemic Is Making Things Weird Part II

"This is Part II of what was supposed to be a single January 2022 sale newsletter. If you didn't receive Part I, or need a refresher, there's a copy at:

"Apologies again for the nuisance of extra e-mail. I didn't have all the info about the Friends and Family Sales on Friday morning, and thought I really ought to get something out about the January monthly sale being cancelled." -Frank McConnell

Friends and Family Sales By Appointment

Our monthly sales will be on hold until the health risk to our customers and volunteers is substantially reduced. We monitor the health situation continually and we look forward to returning to our monthly sales when we can offer them with as little risk as possible.

If you miss our sales and our fantastic offerings of items in three rooms, we have started a program we call Friends and Family. Anyone who wants to shop is definitely a Friend and you can sign up via

Main Room:
Appointments begin Tuesday January 11
Requested minimum purchase (per person): $30

Children's Room:
Appointments begin Tuesday January 11
Requested minimum purchase (per person): $20

Bargain Room:
Appointments begin Monday January 17
No requested minimum purchase, but please sign up with the intention to show up and look for something to buy (prices start at $1 and mostly go down from there)

There are rules.

Customers must have exact change or a check.

Customers must shop only on shelves where items are priced. Volunteers continue to price and shelve books from boxes on the floor.

And then there's February

On Thursday January 6 the FOPAL Book Sale Committee decided to cancel the February 12-13 sale as well. Friends and Family sales will be ongoing for the next little while at least.


We're always eager to hear your suggestions for ways to improve our book sale. Please email us at

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