On a recent trip to Portland, I found myself seeking shelter from the rain in Powell’s City of Books. Spanning an entire city block and housing more than a million titles, Powell’s is the bibliophile’s version of heaven. The bookstore proved to be quite daunting, and my mind drew a blank. On the flight home, book titles came in a downpour. Fortunately, the Sacramento area offers several book lovers’ bazaars.
The Friends of the Fair Oaks Library’s Jumping June Book Sale happens from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Stop by 11601 Fair Oaks Boulevard and see if there’s a book for you. Call (916) 264-2770 for more information.
Teaching Everyone Animals Matter, a nonprofit that provides medical care to animals at the county shelter, will hold its Dog-Eared Delights Benefit book sale. The animal-friendly event happens at Country Club Plaza at El Camino and Watt avenues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The Friends of the Davis Library event The Big One will be held at the Davis branch of the Yolo County Library, at 315 East 14th Street in Davis. Stop by from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Call (530) 757-5593 for more information.
Still haven’t found that rare book you’ve been searching for? Check the shelves at the Arthur F. Turner Branch Library at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento. The sale there happens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Call (916) 375-6465 for more information.