Rare Stephen King book for auction in MaineJanuary 3, 2013 @ 9:19 am
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) - A signed copy of a rare Stephen King book is up for auction at a Maine bookstore, with proceeds going to a nearby homeless shelter's emergency home heating fund.
The copy of "The Regulators," written by horror writer and Maine native King under the pen name Richard Bachman, was donated by a customer of Scottie's Bookhouse in Hancock.
Owner Michael Riggs says there are only 550 copies of the book in a special collector's box.
Auction proceeds will go to the Emmaus Homeless Shelter's emergency fuel fund in Ellsworth.
Emmaus director Sister Lucille MacDonald tells WABI-TV ( http://bit.ly/RuFghD) it's an "ingenious" way to help people struggling to buy heating oil.
The book is on display at Scottie's and bids are being accepted by email, phone and in person until Jan. 31.
Information from: WABI-AM, http://www.wabiam910.com
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