Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What You'll Find at This Week's Book Sale

We advertised 14,000 items for sale, and here's some of what you'll find.

We have a section devoted to holiday-themed books and items. Volunteers have removed those that have been personalized so many are suitable for gifting. There are also bins of "like new" gift books donated by a store that went out of business. 

Looking for children's gift books? You'll find four shelves devoted to children's Christmas books  - plus a few on Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Many are like new. And that's in addition to hundreds of children's books arranged by age appropriateness, picture books, chapter books, etc.  Why pay $3 to $12 for a children's book when you can buy them at our sale for $ .50 or $1.00?

A college professor donated a large collection of books about African history and the diaspora, slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean, and women's history and studies. You'll find these in our already extensive section on American, world, and military history.

You'll find books for every interest. Art is another large section with art history, techniques, individual artists and schools, etc. Local history is bigger than usual - these go fast. We have about six shelves of biographies, eleven of cookbooks, several on sewing and crafts and home projects along with philosophy, literature, business, foreign languages, etc.

Fiction is sorted by genre - mystery, action, fantasy, young adult, Manga, etc. Media includes music CDs, books on CD, and movies on DVD. Most media items sell for $1.00. For those of you who still have working VCRs, videos are $ .25 each.

Our sale is easy to shop. Items are cleaned, sorted, and placed on shelves or tables; tables and shelves are clearly labelled by subject or genre. The only books in boxes are textbooks and duplicates.

Best of all, we price to sell! Hard covers, trade (quality) paperbacks, CDs, and DVDs are $1.00. Small paperbacks and children's books are $ .50. Videos and Harlequin romances are $ .25.

The Main Library is located at 515 Church Street between N. 5th and 6th Streets. The city has put parking meters on most street parking, so you should find nearby parking if our lot is full. Just remember to feed the meters! Enter the sale from the Church Street entrance which is handicapped-accessible.

The public sale   opens on Friday, December 12 at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Saturday hours are 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Monday, December 15, is Half-Price Day from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Tuesday, December 16, is $5 Bag Day from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. We supply the bags.

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