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Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book Sale this week

By Braid Blanks, bblanks@ktxs.com
Published On: Jun 12 2013 04:58:47 PM CDT
Abilene Public Library Book Sale
ABILENE, Texas -

It's time once again for the Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book Sale at the Abilene Civic Center, June 13-16.  This 24th annual sale will have more than one hundred thousand books, video and cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, records and other unique items.

This year, for the first time ever, credit/debit cards will be accepted for purchases, with proper picture ID.  The Friends will be able to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Diner’s Club.  

Library Friends members get first crack at the goodies during a preview sale on Thursday, June 13 from 5 - 8 p.m.  Memberships to the Friends starting at $15.00 will be available at the door.

On Friday, June 14 the doors open to the general public at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.  Saturday, June 15, the sale begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.  Prices on most general sale items, including hardbound books, will be $1.75, while most paperbacks will be 75 cents each.  Children’s books are sold by the inch, for $1.25.  Admission is free.

On Sunday, the famous "Bag-o-Books" sale begins at 1 p.m.  Until 4 p.m., $6.00 will get you an entire bag of great reading (bags furnished at the sale).

Two featured areas of the sale are ‘Antiques and Uniques’, and the Corner Store.  Antiques and Uniques will contain rare, hard-to-find and collectible books.  The Corner Store features new or almost new books at a fraction of their original price.  Both of these areas will include special interest fiction and non-fiction titles.

The Friends of the Abilene Public Library Book sale is an annual event.  Proceeds from the sale fund library materials, equipment, activities and staff training opportunities.  For more information, call your Abilene Public Library at 676-6025.