Perhaps you haven't heard, but you're about to embark on a three-day weekend. What will you do with this final weekend in August in the twilight of summer? Well, no offense to all the festivals and outdoor activities, but nobody ever overheated from reading a book. The JCC Used Book Sale is almost over, but Thursday, August 28, is $5 bag day. That means you can fill a standard bag (provided) with gently used books for just five bucks. As with all used-book sales, there are no guarantees on what you'll find, but it's pretty hard to leave the JCC sale empty handed. In addition to books of all genres, the sale features books on tape, CDs and DVDs. Stock up now -- winter is coming, and if it's anything like last year (fingers crossed), you'll be snowed in at least a few times. The JCC Used Book Sale is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today on the Jewish Community Center campus (2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; 314-442-3169 or www.jccstl.org). Admission is free.
Thu., Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2014