For those still looking for something to fill the gap now that the "Harry Potter" book series is finished, the Unionville High School used book sale may offer a solution.The 12th annual book sale starts this Friday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Then on Saturday, the sale reopens from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the $7 bag sale, where shoppers get to fill a standard brown grocery bag for just $7.

The book sale first started in 1996 as a way for the UHS Parent Teacher Organization to help fund teacher's grant requests.

Janice Clark, a PTO member who is helping to organize and promote the event, said that many of the requests are for technology-based equipment and other supplemental educational materials.

She added that the event has grown significantly over the years and is an example of a well-organized community event.

"There is a large volunteer effort on behalf of the parents and we have over 300 student volunteers who work at the sale," Clark said. "And everything we sell has been donated by the community at large."

The used book sale features over 50 categories of books, sorted by genre, fiction and non-fiction, with both hardcover and paperbacks available. There is also a large children's book section as well as an old and autographed book section. On average, the books go from 75 cents up to $4.

There will also be a variety of CDs, DVDs, VHS and computer software available for sale.

The organizers will provide assistance for large-volume buyers, and food and refreshments are also available, courtesy of the UHS girls lacrosse team.

The book sale will be held in the high school cafeteria. Parking and admission are both free.

For additional information, please contact Clark at 610-388-2666 or e-mail at

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