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AAUW'S 51ST BOOK SALE OPENS JUNE 1 IN AMHERST

Over-sized art books, collectibles, first editions, local interest and signed books in every category will be among the more than 100,000 books offered at the 51st book sale sponsored by Buffalo Branch of American Association of University Women June 1-5 in Sheridan Plaza, 3248 Sheridan Drive, Amherst.

Admission will be charged only on June 1: $10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and $5 from 1 to 8 p.m. There will be free admission from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 2-4 and from noon to 6 p.m. June 5.

Book categories include children's, travel, fiction, mystery, sociology, psychology, religion, women's studies, foreign language, cookbooks, biographies/autobiographies, history, and health and fitness.

Among collectibles of special interest are a first edition of "The Spirit of African Design"; a signed copy of "The Making of the Modern Mind" by John Herman Randall Jr.; the Rev. Thomas Galvin's "A Modern Apostle of Charity: Father Baker and His 'Lady of Victory Charities' " (1925); and "Symbol and Show: the Pan American Exposition of 1901" by Austin Fox. Children's books include "An Inland Voyage" and "Travels with a Donkey" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Jules Verne's "The Mysterious Island."

Mary Kellner, Julia Weidemann and Catharine Weiss are chairwomen of the sale.

Proceeds benefit scholarships, fellowships, and local civic and educational projects.

Donations of books are being accepted through May 29. For more information, phone Weiss at 688-6181 or Weidemann at 655-3649 or visit www.aauw.buffalo.edu.