The always-enthusiastic, always-talky Laura Wickstead of the Roanoke City Library has this announcement for those of us who just can't pass up a good book sale:
Roanoke Public Libraries will hold its annual Book Sale on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 to 30, in the Hospitality Room of the Main Library on South Jefferson Street downtown, kicking off with a Friends of the Library Preview on Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. This one costs $10 and is a fund-raiser for Friends.
Sale hours on Friday and Saturday (which don't have an entry fee) are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Thousands of books will be for sale, in every genre: paperbacks and hardbacks, for children and adults, fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks and reference works. Books will sell for 50 cents an inch. Stack them high and bring your ruler. For example, an 8-inch stack of books--usually four to six books--is just $4. Sunday is $1 Bag Day, meaning $1 will get you a plastic shopping bag o' books.
Proceeds go to the Roanoke Public Library Foundation to support the work of the library system. For more information call Laura Wickstead 540-853-2073 and she'll tell you what you just read.
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