Friends of the Houston Public Library To Hold 29th Annual Bargain Book Sale
More than 80,000 books featured in annual book sale bonanza
April 20-22, 2007
Friends of the Houston Public Library invite the community to the 29th Annual Bargain Book Sale scheduled for April 20 thru 22, 2007 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More than 80,000 books will be available to the public at “bargain” prices, with proceeds benefiting the Houston Public Library.
A preview sale for members of the Friends of the Houston Public Library will be held Friday, April 20 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Non-members may purchase a $20 tax-deductible membership at the door. Admission is free and open to the public on “Family Day,” Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 22 from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday’s event is “Bag Day,” a tradition where patrons pay $10 per booked-filled Fiesta Mart paper bag.
From paperbacks to collector finds, the Annual Bargain Book Sale has something for everyone. Kid’s books, cookbooks, gardening books, and books on history, art and science are but a few of the offerings. This sale features an exceptional selection of more than 3,000 adult and children’s books in foreign languages including Spanish, Russian, German, Vietnamese, and Chinese. Patrons will also find more than 2,000 books on African-American studies, books on religion, and more.
Regular Adult books are priced at $2 for hardcover editions and $1 for paperbacks. Better and Best Adult books are individually priced, usually between $3 and $10. Regular Children’s books are 50 cents, with the Better Children’s books starting at $1. Fiesta Mart bags are provided for those wishing to purchase a large quantity of books, and buyers are also encouraged to bring their own bags and wagons to make it easier for them to navigate the large collection of treasures.
Sponsors of the Friends of the Houston Public Library Annual Bargain Book Sale include Houston Family Magazine, H-E-B, The Greensheet, Chick-fil-A, George R. Brown Convention Center, and Fiesta Mart.
For more information on the 29th Annual Bargain Book Sale, visit www.friendsofhpl.org or call 832-393-1387.