Books cheap at Defenders' spring sale

WOODSTOCK –Readers can stock their bookshelves for cheap at the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County Spring Book Sale.

The sale runs Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodstock Square Mall building lobby, 110 S. Johnson St. The sale continues next week, running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, June 10 through 13.

On the sale's final day – Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a paper grocery bag filled with books costs $5.

Hard-cover books otherwise cost $1, mass-market paperbacks cost $.50 and children's books cost $.25.

The selection comes from donations – both by the public and by area libraries. The books span genres from kids to popular fiction, science to biography, and everything in between, according to a news release from the Environmental Defenders.

The Defenders' Green Spot Used Book store takes donations of re-sellable books all year. The store is located on the main floor of the Woodstock Square Mall building.

The sale benefits the Defenders, a not-for-profit dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, the release said.

For more information on the organization, visit www.mcdef.org or call 815-338-0393.

–Shawn Shinneman