Autumn has unofficially arrived, and the weather's begun to turn back to crisp mornings and chilly evenings. The perfect time of year to curl up with a book in bed or on the couch with a cozy blanket, accompanied by a warm cup of tea. Got something to read?
Thanks to Laura and Chris for mentioning it to me last night, I have already penciled in the dates of the VPL booksale on my calendar this October. It runs for 4 days, from Thursday the 21st to Sunday the 24th, and I have it from veteran booksale goers that every day brings out new books to the thousands on sale (so it's worth it to go more than one day).
It's a very ecologically sound undertaking, this booksale - BYOBags to carry your books home (cash and carry event, much like a garage sale), selling of previously used goods (recycling!), and they're not even going to be burning the books which would contribute to atmospheric pollution! (I mention the latter only because I think that there is one group in particular in Florida who should reconsider their book burning ways. C'mon guys - whatever happened to doing unto others as you would have them . . . oh, nevermind. Falling on deaf ears, I suppose). Be kind and love one another already!!!
But I digress! This booksale sounds like a wonderful opportunity to grab a year's supply of novels for $0.55 a piece, or to stock up on your particular subjects of interest for $2.25 a pop! As the library whittles down its multiple copies of books which are no longer considered new releases, you can adopt them and flesh out your own bookshelves at home for pocket change. Please also note that on a separate day, Saturday, September 18th (10am-6pm), they will be selling audio (cassette), video (VHS) and language materials at the central library on West Georgia.
Here's the dirt straight from the VPL booksale website:
Fall 2010 Book SaleAlice MacKay Room, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
|Thursday, October 21||10:00 am to 9:00 pm|
|Friday, October 22||10:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Saturday, October 23||10:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Sunday, October 24||12:00 am to 5:00 pm|
PricesAll items are $2.25, with the following exceptions:
|Adult and children's novels||55 cents|
|Children's non-fiction books||55 cents|
|Children's picture books||$1.10|
|Pocket-sized fiction paperbacks||55 cents|
|Large print books||$1.10|
|Audio cassettes||55 cents|
|Multilingual books||55 cents|
|"Special Finds"||Prices vary|
|Encyclopedia sets||$30.00 per set or $2.25 per volume|