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By Charlotte Kovalchuk, Hello Georgetown Contributor
Readers, rejoice. It’s National Book Month this October, a time to celebrate the importance of literature and know there’s nothing like a good book to help us learn and grow, gain new perspectives or simply enjoy some stress relief.
The National Book Foundation, which honors the country’s top authors every year, created National Book Month in 2003. Here are some local ways to celebrate the literary holiday:
The Assistance League of Georgetown Area Thrift Shop will host a vintage book sale at 900 N Austin Ave., Suite 115 in the Republic Square Shopping Center. The month-long event will feature a rare collection of books from the 1800s to the 1950s, with proceeds benefitting the Assistance League’s philanthropic programs in the area. The thrift shop is open at 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
Have some old books to donate? Williamson County 4-H is accepting old books in good condition until October 31 at the Williamson County Extension Office at 100 Wilco Way, Suite AG 201.
Check out Georgetown’s major book hubs, along with a few hidden treasure troves:
• Georgetown Public Library: There are many reasons to visit the Georgetown Public Library, and its art exhibits, music programs and used bookstore are just a few. The library, located at 402 W 8th St., won the National Medal for Museum and Library Service award in 2018 and it has a passionate team of fundraising supporters, the Friends of the Library.
• Lark and Owl Booksellers: Lark and Owl, located at 205 W 6th St. Suite 101, is an independent bookstore, bistro and retail experience that seeks to create an inviting space for community, conversations and books.
• All Things New – Florals and Design by Debra: Browse a unique vintage collection of literature at 817 S Austin Ave Suite 101.
• All Things Kids: In between the toys and the ice cream shop at 703 S Main St. on the Square, All Things Kids’ books section will whisk you back to your childhood with titles like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Jungle Book and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.