HBFOL NEWSLETTER
2014 HOLIDAY BOOK SALE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th
9 A.M. TO 12 NOON
1309 BARD STREET, HERMOSA BEACH
1/2 BLOCK WEST OF THE LIBRARY

START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING HERE!
Come early for our selection of beautiful coffee table books: subjects range from art and photography to a very special collection of baseball history and memorabilia. The Biography table includes books on Martha Washington, Clarence Thomas, and several Elizabeths––QEs 1 & 2, plus ET & RB (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton). For Secret Santa gifts, browse and buy in the Trivia section (Do Penguins Have Knees? When Do Fish Sleep?). Also stocking stuffers large and small, and many books on holiday traditions and entertainment ideas. The hardcover fiction shelves are alphabetically arranged, constantly replenished, and all the books have dust jackets. Come early for the best selection: most paperbacks and DVDs are a spectacular bargain at 50˘, most hard covers $1.

SPECIALS FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG ADULTS, ANIMAL LOVERS, AND SPORTS FANS
The front left-hand corner of the Bard Street Book Store, always appealingly arrayed and organized, provides many gift-giving ideas: picture books and cookbooks for younger children, novels for young adults, books on animals and sports, including biographies of famous athletes, and individual children's encyclopedia volumes at just 10˘ apiece.

REAL BOOKS: HERE TO STAY
In January of this year, the New York Times Book Review posed the question to authors and readers: How do e-books change the reading experience? The majority of responses weighed in on the side of books that we can hold in our hands and store on our physical shelves. There's no denying the convenience of carrying around a virtual library on an e-reader while commuting or traveling, but feeling the weight of an actual book, turning the pages, watching the progress of a bookmark as it
travels from beginning to middle to end, are physical pleasures that enhance the reading experience. No wonder the immense success of The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles has transformed it into a cultural institution and visitors magnet in just a few years. The Bard Street Book Store is the last book store in Hermosa Beach. Help us to keep it, and our Hermosa Beach Library, alive and well by patronizing our sales and donating your gently used real books for the benefit of our reading
community.

FOR MORE BOOK SALE INFORMATION
Hermosa Beach Library: 310-379-8475
Carol Lawson, Book Sale Chairman: 310-372-2610

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. Call Carol Lawson at 310-372-2610 to arrange for delivery at another time. Book donations and FOL membership dues can also be left at the Hermosa Beach Library during open hours.

REMAINING SATURDAY SALE DATES FOR 2014: November 15 and December 20 .

YOUR BOOK SALE & MEMBERSHIP DOLLARS AT WORK
Since the beginning of summer, the Hermosa Beach FOL has donated over $1,000 to buy books and supplies for the children's section; most recently it sponsored and provided treats for the Halloween program featuring juggler David Cousin. HBFOL members also judged submissions in the 2014 Children's Bookmark Contest and will be providing gift certificates for winners in each category. From July through October, purchases of books and DVDs for adults with HBFOL funds total nearly $3,000;
an additional $2,800 paid for periodicals and other subscriptions.


2015 ELECTION OF OFFICERS
The following slate will be voted on at the meeting on November 19:
President: Bob Luthardt
Vice-President: Dorothy Yost
Secretary: Diane Craig
Treasurer: George Ceman
Membership: Carol Lawson


THE NEXT HERMOSA BEACH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, AT 2 P.M. MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT THE BARD STREET BOOK STORE. ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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