Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Book Sale to be held at Betty Johnson North Sarasota Public Library on Jan. 20

Event to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Newtown facility

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The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Book Sale will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Public Library, which stands at 2801 Newtown Blvd. in Sarasota, organizers have announced.

The hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which will be held in the library lobby, will honor King and kick off the celebration of Black History Month, a news release notes.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Betty J. Johnson North Sarasota Library, this sale will feature “a plethora of culture-filled books on Dr. King, Africa, and African American History,” the release says.

Among the books regarding King are Stride Toward Freedom, Bearing the Cross, and The Best Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., the release adds.

“A large donation from the African American Cultural Resource Center (AACRC), run by the Friends of the Library,” will treat shoppers to hard-to-find titles and make this sale a unique event, the release points out.

Lois Wilkins, president of the Friends of the Library and chair of the AACRC, says in the release, “We are delighted to have donated books to this sale from our impressive collection of titles covering the Civil Rights movement, African-American history, and culture. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Grand Book Sale will be memorable!”

“Novels, mysteries, and children’s books will also abound,” the release points out.

In addition, art and jewelry from Kenya, South Africa, and from other parts of the African continent will be for sale, the release continues.

“Attendees will receive 50% off all sale books,” the release adds.

“The Friends bookstore will be open the entire day, welcoming shoppers to explore the wide variety of low-cost books for sale and peruse our creative displays of art, crafts, and décor,” the release points out.

For more information, contact bookstore manager Ellia Manners at elliamanners@gmail.com or 207-595-1962.