Sales at the Book Nook double during the store's dollar sales in October and March

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Book Nook manager Linda Arnett and young customer Sammi Klein show off their favorite Halloween stories.

October means several things at the Book Nook: the store's twice-annual dollar sale and a special section of Halloween books.

Though prices at the store, 155 S.W. Third Ave. Suite 102, never exceed $2, during the months of October and March all books are available for $1 or less. There are no limits on how many titles can be purchased.

"We do it to make room on the shelves," said Linda Arnett, who manages the store. The Book Nook's inventory consists of donations. "We would absolutely run out of room. October is after all of the summer donations."

The store, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, spans 1,200 square feet and is filled with bookshelves containing fiction, history, romance, mystery and children's titles. Boxes containing additional books that do not yet fit on the bookshelves also have a home in the store.

During the store's two dollar sales, Arnett noted, "the sales double."

Volunteers at the Book Nook are dedicated to promoting literacy in the Estacada community. The store hasn't raised prices since its inception 25 years ago, and children receive a free book each time they visit the location.

To get into the spooky spirit, this month the store has a special section of Halloween books. It mainly consists of children's titles, though Arnett noted that Stephen King is very popular as well.

"We have a waitlist of 11 people for 'It,'" she noted.

Though she "doesn't read scary books," Arnett enjoys October at the Book Nook.

"We get a lot of new customers," she said. "We're really busy, and that's fun."

She encourages anyone who enjoys reading to stop by the store, whether it's their first time or they are veteran visitors.

"If you're a bibliophile, it's like you've landed in heaven," she said.

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