Norman Public Library Central
- Published: 11 October 2016 11 October 2016
The popular yearly sale spans four rooms and features thousands of gently used books and other library materials at bargain basement prices.
The sale begins from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, with a member's only preview sale. Memberships and renewals purchased the day of the sale or at the door will allow admittance to the reception and sale. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals and $25 for families.
Sale hours for the public sale are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, and a Bag Day Sale from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, where general sale books will sell for $5 a bag, with bags furnished at the door. The Collectibles and Better Books rooms will be open, and though bag sale prices do not apply, most books there will be discounted by 50 percent.
Materials are sorted into more than 60 categories in addition to children's books, collectibles, and better books, and books of local interest, such as University of Oklahoma Press and Native American and Western history. Tables will be restocked continuously throughout the sale.
General sale books are priced at 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for large paperbacks and hardback books. In addition to the general sales books in the Lowry Room, shoppers will find two rooms filled with better and collectible books. A fourth sales room is devoted solely to children's materials. All better, collectible, and children's books are individually priced.
Proceeds from the book sale, along with Friends membership dues, are used to provide the library with funds for materials, equipment, books, and special projects which would otherwise go unfunded.