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Friends of the Library plan biannual book sale

Posted at 11:54 AM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-05 13:41:13-04

The Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library will host its biannual book sale in the Heymann Center next week.

As usual, the sale for members will be first, on Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you want to join to browse on the first day, you can do so at the sale.

The sale opens for the general public on Thursday; the sale will be 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Books are sold by the inch — $1 per inch for hard backs and 50c per inch for paperbacks.

Vinyl, DVDs, audio books, and CDs are priced individually.

This year beginning on the Thursday of the sale, in lieu of our Silent Auction held in the past, Friends will have a “Special Books” table featuring individually prices books sold separately.  The books will be sold for $10 — $40 and will include books of special interests–first edition books, books autographed by the author, and over-sized books including coffee table books–large, expensive, lavishly illustrated books intended for casual reading.

More than 500 boxes of books will be available for sale including fiction and nonfiction divided into categories/genres as well as children’s and young adult books.

Only checks and cash will be accepted.

So far, the Friends have donated $823,716.27 to the Lafayette Public Library.  The groups’s goal is to donate $1 million.

More information, check out the Friends’ Facebook page here.