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Used book sale returns to Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

Fort Missoula Used Book Sale
Posted at 3:42 PM, Nov 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-04 10:42:05-04

MISSOULA - The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is hosting its used book sale until Sunday.

The museum had at least 60,000 books donated for the sale. Most sell for $2 per vertical inch.

Organizers held an early-bird special on Thursday morning, where book enthusiasts could pay a $5 entrance fee to get first dibs on this year's collection.

The four-day sale could not have been possible without the hundreds of book lovers who volunteered their time, according to Historical Museum at Fort Missoula spokesperson Stacy Carr-Poole.

"The dedication of the volunteers has really amazed me. I've had volunteers who have a section that they’ve been working on for three days to make sure that it is really organized, everything, all the authors are together,: Carr-Poole said.

“So, I sent out the first email request for volunteers and I got all these emails back going,” Carr-Poole added. 'We've been waiting for you to ask for help!' So they just love the book sale here and they've been just amazing."

The doors open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 12 p.m. on Sunday at Heritage Hall on Fort Missoula Road. They accept cash and checks and there will be an ATM on site. Additional information about the event can be found here.