Thousands of books in 29 categories will be on sale at the Camden Public Library’s outdoor book sale from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2 under the big white tents on the library lawn. Sale hours are Friday, and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Topics will range from biographies to young adult books and everything in between. Featured will be books on business, cooking, essays, gardening, health, history, hobbies and crafts, humor and satire, nature, pets, quilting, marine subjects, Maine, performing arts, philosophy, poetry, religion, sci-fi and fantasy to science, sports, and travel. Books in foreign languages, books for children and young adults, fiction and nonfiction paperbacks, and fiction by authors from around the world will be for sale.

Books are $2 each except for tabletop books which are priced individually. Children’s books range from 50 cents to $2 each. Paperbacks are 50 cents each. There will be a selection of music from classical to country on CDs and movies of varied genre on DVDs and VHS as well as books on tape. CDs are $2 each, and $4 for a set of two or more CDs. VHS tapes are 50 cents each. Records and sheet music will also be available – records for $ each and sheet music for 50 cents each.

The supply of books will continuously be replenishing during the weekend.

Volunteers are needed to help set up for the sale on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. and to serve as cashiers for four-hour shifts and to refresh the tables during the sale. Volunteers are also needed to help pack up books at the end of the sale, on Monday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. For information about volunteering for any phase of the book sale, please call Jean Freedman-White at 236-4885 or call the Library at 236-3440.

All of the funds raised at the book sale will be used to purchase new books and for children and adult programs at the Camden Public Library.