Books dating back to the 1800s will be available for purchase Friday and Saturday at Victory Chapel Church in Clanton.
Books dating back to the 1800s will be available for purchase Friday and Saturday at Victory Chapel Church in Clanton.

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Victory Chapel will host vintage book sale

Published 5:30pm Thursday, April 18, 2013

Books dating back to the late 1800s will be available for purchase Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Victory Chapel Church in the Life Center.

Lorene Porter and Mable Littleton worked on Thursday to make sure all of the books were priced for the first book sale the church has hosted.

Littleton said the books were donated from a lady who lives in Montgomery who had an extensive book collection.

“We were just thrilled to be able to have them,” Littleton said. “It has been really neat sifting through a lot of the books as many date back to the 1800s.”

Littleton said 42 cases of books were donated and the church decided to sell them with all of the proceeds going to the church for several ministries including a women’s ministry.

“A lot of the books we have looked up online to figure out their history and background,” Littleton said. “We have learned a lot about some of the books and we are excited to see who shows up for the sale. I think a lot of people will just enjoy seeing some of these books because you don’t see things like this anymore.”

Children’s books dating back to 1890, a three-volume set of Bibles dated 1890 and copies of Chatterbox dated 1829 are some of the finds available at the sale.

The church regularly has yard sales but Porter said this is the first book sale for the church.

Victory Chapel Church is located at 2665 County Road 81 in Clanton.

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