Have a treasured book? Bring it to library event

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If you’re harboring some potentially rare and unique treasures amongst your books and papers, bring them to the Beaufort Branch Library from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11. 

Renowned book experts Kinsey Baker, David Anderson and Wilson McIntosh will be on hand to tell whether you have something really special or just another book or scrap that has meaning to you.

The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Beaufort Library as a fundraising event. 

Each piece will be evaluated for a $5 donation to the Friends. 

Baker is a volunteer director for the Friends and manages its Annual Fall Book Sale every September in Waterfront Park where thousands of books are sold. 

Members of the community donate books all year long at the library branches and Kinsey and his team of sorters cull through the piles and categorize and pull out the best for book lovers. 

Kinsey and his wife Kelly, who assists in the Friends’ book “business,” operated a book store for 35 years in Lancaster, Pa.

Anderson, along with his wife Lorrie, own and operate the new location on Craven Street for Nevermore Books, a collection of all the best oldies, rare treasures and some current fare. They are both book lovers and connoisseurs. 

McIntosh has been in Beaufort for decades, operating McIntosh Bookstore on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort, which is stocked with used and new books with a special focus on local authors.

Wilson has particular expertise with books on sporting, the Civil War and local subject matter.

Together, these three men bring over 75 years of bookselling experience to the table. 

Verbal appraisals will be offered on any books, prints, maps, manuscripts, autographs and other paper items, including documents, postcards, letters, advertising, magazines and posters. 

Anything printed or written on paper can be brought in.

For more information, contact the Friends of the Beaufort Library at FriendsBeaufort@gmail.com.

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