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Friends of the McCracken County Public Library Booksale

Bargain books and audiovisual materials will once again be available for purchase at the Friends of the McCracken County Public Library’s Summer Book sale August 6 & 7 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paducah.


Book sale hours are Friday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church gym, located on the corner of South 21st Street and Kentucky Avenue. Saturday, August 7 is “Bag Day” . Shoppers purchase a grocery bag for $5 and then fill it with as many remaining books and audiovisual titles that will fit in a bag.


This the first large book sale since November 2019 features more than 20,000 books and audiovisual titles arranged by subject or format and marked down to rock bottom prices. Most hardback books, trade edition paperback book and DVDs and audio books are only $1. Pocketbook paperback publications, music CDs and some children’s books are just fifty cents each. Special interest and local collector titles are available at deeply discounted amounts.


Sale proceeds benefit the McCracken County Public Library’s collection development and services. Over the last twenty- eight years, Library administration has used some of the thousands of dollars donated by the Friends to improve information access as well as enhancing the library’s summer reading. programs. Friends of the Library donated $30,500 to the Library in 2019 from book sale proceeds.


Sale attendees will have the opportunity to join the Friends of the Library at the book sale. Membership forms are also available on the library’s website at and at the library’s service desks except during the week of the book sale (August 1 – 7).


The book sale includes the sale of homemade pastries and other food products to support St. Paul Lutheran Church’s mission projects.


Friends of the McCracken County Public Library accept cash, check, and major credit cards (minimum charge of $10) for purchases.


For more information, contact Friends of the McCracken County Library Book Sale Coordinator Paula Franklin at (270) 331-3970 or visit


August 7
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


St. Paul Lutheran Church
211 S. 21st St.
Paducah, KY
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