Loaded with more than 5,000 volumes of great summer reading, including fiction, history, art, biographies, memoirs, fantastic recipe books, and how-to books that will make you want to build something, the annual under-the-tents Camden Public Library book sale begins Friday, July 19, at 9 a.m. and continues until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 21.

“We will refresh the stock each day,” Don White, the volunteer chair of the sale, said. “We have travel books, books on sports, nature books from cats and dogs to roaming the great outdoors. Our CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes are ready and priced to sell. We have a large selection of Maine and Maritime books. As usual at fifty cents each and three for $1, the paperbacks and children’s books fly off the tables. Shop early!”

“The sale is under the two big tents, 9 to 6 each day. We pride ourselves in offering more than 90 percent of the hardback books at only $2 each. Reading is a great escape, whether it’s reading a thriller or romance novel, to a historical volume, a great memoir, or discovering a new recipe. Join us as we recycle books and tapes back into readers’ hands,” White said.