Thursday, October 31, 2013

Friends of Library Book Sale rescheduled to Nov. 7-10

Friends of the Salem Public Library has rescheduled its Monster Book Sale to Nov. 7-10 at the Cherry City Shopping Center, 4655 Commercial St. SE.

The sale had been planned for Oct. 17-20, but it was postponed when a last-minute problem arose with the contract for the space.

The sale has been held for many years in the library's Anderson rooms. However, the library purged about 15,000 little-used books this summer to free up space. Those books, plus the usual donations to the sale, meant that the Friends group needed a far larger site for the sale.

Friends of the Library members can shop from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 (new members can sign up at the door). 

Public sale hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

Paperbacks cost 75 cents; hardbacks, $1.25; rare and collectible books sell for marked prices. On Sunday, a bag of books sells for $4.