12:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday, September 5th
10:00am - 4:00pm
It's almost time for the third Friends of the Library Book Sale this year!
On Friday, September 4th, there will be an Early Bird/Dealer's Preview from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. At the Preview, buyers can have first pick of the books for an entrance fee of $10. After 12:00pm on Friday, there will not be an entry fee. On Saturday, September 5th, the sale will take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
This will be the Friends' third sale in the "Book Cellar", the new location in the lower level of the Kent Public Library. The new "Book Cellar" can only accommodate 49 people at a time, so buyers who come at an especially busy time may have to wait their turn to enter. At prior book sales there has been a steady stream of over 200 customers, but since they did not come all at the same time no one has yet had to wait. Buyers will have a choice of two entrances, the front library entrance or the back lobby Book Nook entrance which faces the back parking lot and leads directly to the Book Cellar/Program Room area.
Almost 5,000 gently used books will be for sale at bargain prices. These newly donated books have been carefully sorted through, and only the best will be offered for sale at this location. The Friends have received several major donations, and the shelves of the "Book Cellar" have been completely restocked. At this sale, readers will find books on all topics, with unusually large sections of music, science fiction, and children's books. Most hardcovers are priced at $2.00 each, with paperbacks at $.50 each or 3 for $1.00. Buyers are encouraged to bring their own bags or boxes to carry the books home. The Friends' canvas bags will also be available, at $10.00 each empty or $25.00 filled with books of your choice, excluding special books.
Can't wait for September? Are you going away for the Labor Day weekend? The Kent Library's "Book Nook" is open throughout the year on Saturdays from 10 to 2:30, and Wednesdays from 10 to 6. It has just celebrated its tenth anniversary offering high quality books at very low prices. The "Book Nook" has also been completely restocked. The Friends will be holding a final big sale in the "Book Cellar" on November 6th and 7th.
Volunteers for both the "Book Nook" and the big book sales are always needed. Please contact the library at 845-225-8585 if you are able to help.