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The Friends of the Duluth Public Library's 2013 annual used book sale will be held June 10-14, 2013. The first day of the sale is for Friends members only; anyone may join the Friends on that day by paying the membership dues ($10 annually for an individual) at the table in the Michigan Street Lobby.
Build your own home library and contribute to a good cause at the same time. The 2012 sale raised more than $24,000! All proceeds from the sale go to support the Duluth Public Library, to help them purchase resources and offer programs to the community.
The Book Sale is the Friends' major fundraising activity.
|Mon. - Friends Members Only! *||June 10||10 am - 7 pm - numbers given out beginning at 8:30 am|
|Tues||June 11||10 am - 7 pm - Sale opens to the public|
|Wed.||June 12||10 am - 5 pm|
|Thurs.||June 13||10 am - 5 pm|
|Fri. - Bag Sale: $4/bag (bag provided)||June 14||10 am. - 3 pm|
|Green Room||Gold Room||Conference Room||Garage|
Novels for adults
Both hardcovers and paperbacks
"Better Books" for children
Rare or out-of-print books
|Donations Needed:||Please Do NOT Bring:|
Books - hardcovers and paperbacks
Monthly magazines from the previous 12 months
Monthly magazines from before 1950
DVDs & Videos (pre-recorded only)
Reader's Digest Condensed Books
Encyclopedias from before 2008
Monthly Magazines 1950-2010
For information on specific donations, please call 730-4236 or e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do the books come from?
While some books are withdrawn from the Library's own collections, the overwhelming majority are donated throughout the year by library users. Occasionally a book-lover will bequeath his or her private library to the Library. It's recycling at its best. The donor gets a tax deduction, the Library gets needed funds, and the purchaser gets great books at great prices.
of books do you have?
All kinds. Though it varies with the sale, you can expect a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction - from cookbooks to children's books, science fiction to poetry, biography to modern fiction. You can also expect a good selection of paperback fiction, lots of how-to books, and many delightful out-of-print books. Due to the unpredictable nature of the donated material, we may have unusual assortments of special topics. You just never know.
What can I
expect at the sale?
Lots of books and lots of people, especially on Pre-Sale Day, which is for Friends members only. Be patient. Many books will still be in boxes on the floor this first day, and will be put up on the tables as the sale progresses, so there are plenty to choose from on the second, third and fourth days, too.
Is there parking available?
In addition to on-street parking and the Library/Depot parking lot below Michigan Street, there is parking available at several lots in the area. The closest parking lot is the 4th Avenue Auto Park, located at 402 W. Michigan Street.
Is there a
book sale etiquette?
Due to the huge number of books donated and the limited space we have, aisles are narrow. We ask you:
We recommend a sturdy canvas book
bag to carry your treasures.
Remember that all of the sales workers are volunteers who generously contribute their time to help the Library.
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