2016 HOLIDAY BOOK SALE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
9 A.M. TO 12 NOON
1309 BARD STREET, HERMOSA BEACH
1/2 BLOCK WEST OF THE LIBRARY
ENTER! (WE'RE STILL HERE)
One daunting result of the Hermosa Beach Fire Department's long-range expansion project is the NO
RIGHT TURN/DO NOT ENTER sign posted at the corner of Bard Street and Pier Avenue. Equally
intimidating is a matching sign forming a barrier to prevent cars from turning right onto 11th Place as
they exit the City Hall parking lot, thus precluding a right turn onto Bard Street from the north side. But
NOTE: These signs do NOT apply to pedestrian traffic, so PLEASE KEEP COMING TO THE
BARD STREET BOOK STORE! Our hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday and the third Saturday of
every month. Parking is usually available on Pier Avenue and behind City Hall on Monday mornings,
and sometimes early Saturday mornings as well. If you have a large book donation to drop off, you
may still (unofficially) drive to the front of the store. The same applies to picking up books. We are
learning to work around and despite these barriers and hope you will too.
READ BOOKS, LIVE LONGER
A recent health study as reported in the New York Times shows that as little as a half-hour a day of
book reading results in “a significant survival advantage” that translates into a longer life span. Even
more important: a study by the Pew Research Center reports the continued popularity of printed
books (“the ones you actually hold in your hands”) as opposed to e-books and audiobooks. In fact,
despite numerous seductive digital distractions, 65% of adults in the U.S. read at least one printed
book last year. The good news: we receive weekly donations of near-new novels, biographies, literary
classics, books on history, travel, and other popular subjects which we sell for astonishingly low
prices. Most paperbacks are 50¢, most hard covers $1. We also sell CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks at
the same bargain rates. Visit us often; live long and prosper!
Currently on offer: a large selection of mysteries and (not too) scary stories for young readers;
American Girl books for 10¢ each (retail price $6.95); and 10 hardcover volumes of The Bobsey
Twins. Other shelves in the Children's Section include books on dogs, horses, and other animals.
And with the holidays almost upon us, it's time to buy for Christmas and Hanukkah. Books in this
section will be priced at 25¢ for hardcover titles, 10¢ for paperbacks, until the end of the month.
HOLIDAY SPECIALS FOR
Dictionaries, large format (“coffee table”) art and photography books, travel guides, cookbooks, gardening
guides, do-it-yourself manuals on all kinds of home projects: these make great gifts, and all are available at
1309 Bard Street.
FOR MORE BOOK SALE
Check out our web page: hbfol.org. Or call the Hermosa Beach Library: 310-379-8475
MONDAY BOOK STORE HOURS:
9:00 - 12:00 A.M. (Closed on all Monday holidays)
Large book donations may be brought to the Bard Street address during these hours. Book donations and FOL membership dues can also be left at the Hermosa Beach Library during open hours.
REMAINING SATURDAY SALE
DATES FOR 2016
November 19, December 17.
NEWS: FRIENDS AT WORK
In addition to providing funds for books, periodicals, and newspapers, the HBFOL helps to sponsor
special programs. Two upcoming examples:
For children: Gift cards for winners of the annual Pentel Bookmark Contest, which ends October 29.
For adults: Healthy Holiday Cooking with Vegan author Zel Allen, on Saturday, December 3, at 2 p.m.
One hundred percent of proceeds from sales, annual memberships, and special one-time gifts go
toward our library's acquisitions, equipment, and community outreach events. Thank you for
continuing to support our organization, its events, and its volunteers.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The following slate will be voted on at the meeting on November 16:
President: Howard Seeb
Vice-President: Dorothy Yost
Secretary: Diane Craig
Treasurer: George Ceman
THE NEXT HERMOSA BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY,