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Waccamaw Library: Annual book sale includes silent auction

Volunteers spent the first part of this week sorting about 10,000 books in preparation for the highly anticipated Friends of the Waccamaw Library annual summer book sale.

The sale, at St. Paul’s Waccamaw United Methodist Church in Litchfield, opens to the public on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

A new addition to this year’s sale is a short list of silent auction items. The auctions began during Friends Night on Thursday and close at 1 p.m. Friday.

Here’s what you need to know about the items up for bid:

Autographed first edition copy of “Coming Through: Voices of a South Carolina Gullah Community from WPA Oral Histories.” Interviews collected by Genevieve W. Chandler of Murrells Inlet. Editors include Chandler’s daughter, Genevieve “Sister” Peterkin, an inlet resident who died last year.

The book is signed by on the title page by Peterkin, without an inscription.

Standard size hardcover, 391 pages. Published in 2008.

List price: $30.

Selling online for: No signed copies available.

“The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker.” Edited by Robert Mankoff, foreword by David Remnick. Features more than 2,000 cartoons published over the last 80 years.

Hardcover coffee table book, 672 pages. Published in 2006.

Includes two CDs with “all 68,647 cartoons ever published in the magazine.”

List price: $45.

Selling online for: $30 to $60, new.

“The Way to Cook” by Julia Child.

Hardcover coffee table book, 528 pages. Like new. Reprint.

List price: $65.

Selling online for: $35 to $60, new.

Also look for:

A collection of more than 100 leatherette-bound books by Louis L’Amour, which will be sold for $225. Published in 1985.

A collection of eight Sherlock Holmes novels will be sold for $20. Book of the Month club editions published in 1994.

A collection of Princess Diana memorabilia.

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