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The Friends of the Library will hold its annual fall book sale from Saturday, Oct. 22, to Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at the FOL Book House, 430 N. Main Street, Gainesville. All the profits from this low-overhead volunteer effort will be used for the Alachua County Library District and community literacy projects.
Voted a top ten event in Gainesville by The Gainesville Sun. This is the biggest book sale in the area with more than 500,000 books and other items in more than 50 categories will go on sale starting October 22. Both hardback and paperback books are available, with most priced from 25 cents to $4. The collection includes a vast array of classical and modern fiction, children’s and young adults’ books, textbooks from preschool through graduate school, large-print books, cookbooks, hobby books, audio books, music CD’s, videotapes and DVD’s, manga, comic books, framed artwork, posters, records, games and puzzles, video games, computer software and more.
Fall hours are:
Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, Oct. 23, 1 to 6 pm
Monday, Oct. 24, 12 to 7 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 12 to 7 pm – everything in the general collection is half price
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 12 to 6 pm – everything is 10 cents
The Collector’s Corner will be open Saturday through Tuesday. This unique feature of the book sale offers special items including first editions, signed copies and rare books for purchase at fair prices. The Collector’s Corner is located in a separate area at the sale.
Through events such as the book sale, the Friends of the Library serves the Alachua County Library District. Proceeds from the book sale help to purchase library materials, programs at library branches throughout the county for children and adults, scholarships for library staff and special land purchases as well as remodeling projects for the library.
More information is available by contacting the Friends of the Library, (352) 375-1676 or at www.folacld.org.