(While attempting to update the original thread for this, I accidentally deleted it -- dumb. But I also began to think that maybe my original post was a bit longish, so below is a more streamlined version of it).
Here in Gainesville Florida, the annual fall Friends of the Library booksale has been a well attended cultural event here for years now. It has usually been held in mid-to-late October, that's right, about
now, when the weather is starting to present cool, pleasant days, and bright blue skies, along with the chance for people to get out and enjoy themselves at things like, well, fall book sales.
This year's version of the sale will be held this coming October 23-27.
I have been told that this year the volume of donations has been unusually high, which they say is attributable to the pandemic. The theory goes that more people isolated at home during the past year, read more books, and now, having read the books, want to pass then on to the booksale.
The point of this thread is to encourage you to look into the possibility that there may be such booksales going on right now, or soon to take place, in your own areas, offering you the opportunity to get out on a nice day, look at a bunch of interesting, well-priced books, buy some, and take them home to read!
Go to an FOL booksale if you get the chance! It's a great way to spend an afternoon!
The upcoming FOL sale here in Gainesville:https://www.visitgainesville.com/event/friends-of-the-library-fall-book-sale/2021-10-25/
Overview of Gainesville's FOL:http://folacld.org/