Books Galore at an Outdoor Bookstore!

If you love books then get yourselves over to St. Paul’s Catholic School‘s annual used book sale Saturday and Sunday.

The merry team of volunteers have done it again – they organized by category and alphabetized by author – roughly ten thousand books, and the sale is in progress now.

You can find this fantastic selection of books under a large, white tent, on Pablo Avenue, just one short block north of Beach Blvd, and two blocks west of 3rd Street In Jax Beach.  Or, just head to St. Paul’s Catholic Church and go one block south. You’ll find it!

The sale started on Friday, and will run all day Saturday and Sunday.   Come Sunday afternoon, it’ll be the Five Bucks-a-Bag special, for those books that remain unsold.

We were there this afternoon, braving the wind that wouldn’t quit coming in off the ocean,  just to have a first look at this overwhelming bounty of books.  We picked up a mint condition hardcover, and three mint condition trade paperbacks for a grand total of $7.00. If you think of it, bring along a bag to fill as you browse.  Most book lovers find it difficult to resist new (to them!) books at such dirt cheap prices.

A couple of years ago, we walked out of the sale on a Sunday afternoon with a great bagful of books – fifteen or twenty of them – for the ‘Five-Bucks-a-Bag’ closeout special.  So don’t worry if you can’t make it until Sunday.  With an inventory of 10,000 books, and a diverse population of readers at the beach, it seems there is always a great book(s) just waiting for you.






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Jeannie Greenwald is a freelance photographer, neighborhoods evangelist, and editor-in-chief of The Beaches Online. She is also a degreed psychologist and occasionally works as an adoption social worker for Jacksonville area families. She founded The Beaches Online, LLC, in 2011 to write about the happenings in 'the beaches' - the island-without-a-name, in Duval and St. Johns Counties, Florida. Always equipped with cameras, she roams the beaches, the string of barrier islands from Amelia to Anastasia, and also journeys inland, to the rural banks of Florida's blackwater rivers, and the pristine, freshwater springs. Jeannie's lived at the beaches for twelve years, and considers herself a common-law native. She celebrates the joy of living in a coastal community that prides itself on its beautiful beaches and strong, independent local business community.

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