No, it wasn’t quite Valentine’s Day yet. Even so, the Feb. 13 Branch Library Book Sale was a love fest.  The book sale, sponsored and run by the Friends of the South Boston Branch Library, raised funds for various Branch Library activities, such as kids’ programs and refreshments (unbudgeted) at various Branch Library events. And, yes, it was filled with love.

Intrepid members of the Friends actually sold books outside in the rapidly plunging temperatures (“Greater love hath no man…”), and students from Excel High School sold water bottles to finance their next good-works trip to Malawi. Not only does the book sale get fine reading and listening into the hands of the South Boston public, it’s a legitimate form of recycling. The volunteer book sale staff serves without any cost to the long-suffering taxpayers of South Boston. Overall, it was grand, grand book sale to end all book sales.

Of course, there wasn’t the romantic love celebrated on last Sunday, Feb. 14. But the book sale’s love for everyone’s fellow human beings (I.e., agape) was evident, despite the cold weatherكازينو-سويس-كازينو.

-Rick Winterson