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In among the dozens of hard and paperback books donated for the library's fund-raising book sale, the Friends of the Batavia (IL) Library found an autographed first-edition copy of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' . After a bit of research on the value, they auctioned it off for a tidy sum, $6,500, which they're now debating on how to spend for the library.
The auction (a total of 45 seconds long)was conducted by PBA Associates of San Francisco, who will keep a percentage of the profits. They want to spend this "chunk" of money on one large purchase for the library...here's the story on their find.