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Annual Book Sale Benefits Local Ministry

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - If you're looking to stock up on summer reads, you're in luck. Over 40,000 books are up for grabs at an annual sale in the North Hills.

"Children's, business, marketing, fiction, mystery, text books, parenting books, religious books," Wendy Cibula from Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry said.

You can find just about any topic you're looking for and the books, all cost $2.50 or less.

"It's an amazing deal. This is a great opportunity for the community to come out and fill up their book shelves and have a great time reading things to children and themselves," Linda Willhide said.

"The savings on books, if you're a book lover and a book collector like myself, this is the place to come," Gerald Caskey said.

This is the 36th year for the annual book sale put on by Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry based in the North Hills.

Money raised from the event helps to pay for services like counseling, tutoring, and parent education for people who are either uninsured or underinsured.

"All the proceeds go to families, children, adults that are in some sort of crisis situation and in need of what we like to say hope and healing," Cibula said.

Some shoppers come back year after year to support the ministry and to hunt for hidden treasures.

This year's sale is in the former Party City store in the Shoppes at Northway on McKnight Road.

Bill Graham drove 610 miles all in one day from Georgia just to shop the sale.

"It's worth the trip to come up here. You have such a wide variety and excellent selections to pick from here," Graham said.

The sale wraps up on Friday. The best advice is come early if you're looking for the best selection, later in the week if you want the best bargains.

The prices of the books are dropped each day.


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