Ex-librarian fears national companies keep books out of local sales

This Friday and Saturday, readers will flip through mysteries, thrillers and best-sellers, searching for the perfect story. At the Friends of the Batavia Library book sale, those bargain books add up to big bucks. Last year, the used-book sale raised $19,000 for the library.

That’s why Barbara Palmer is so frustrated with the national book collection companies she sees in town. Palmer, a board member for Friends of the Batavia Library, feels those companies divert books from local sales and misrepresent themselves.

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