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Annual book sale to benefit public libraries starts Saturday

Nobuo Kiwada Nobuo Kiwada

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Are you looking for a new book? Well you are in luck. The Friends of the Library are holding their 63rd annual book fair at McKinley High School's cafeteria. The book fair has over 150,000 books up for sale.

The annual book fair sells books that were previously on the shelves of public libraries across the state or have been given by individual donors. From anthropology to children's books, there is a book for every type of book lover just waiting to be taken home. Rare books that have been a part of Hawaii's history are also up for grabs.

"Queen Liliuokalani, it's a book written by her about 120 years ago. We are going to have a silent auction on that so people can start bidding…Captain Cook's journal, that's a real masterpiece. A beautiful bound book and we are trying to start that off at $5,000" said Friends of the Library book sale co-chair, Nobuo Kiwada.

Queen Liliuokalani's book is even autographed on the book's first page. The auction for both books ends on June 25th at 7:00 PM. The book sale will be open to members only on June 18th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The public will be able to get in on the fun as well starting Saturday, June 19 through June 25th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

To become a member of the Friends of the library or to find out more information on how to donate, visit All of the proceeds made at the book sale will help benefit the 51 public libraries across the state.

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