Norman Public Library
Readers seeking their latest great read to take home or shoppers looking for holiday bargains are invited to the October Friends of the Norman Library Book Sale, from Oct. 18-21.
The annual fall event takes place at the Norman Public Library, and attracts shoppers from throughout Oklahoma and neighboring states, offering more than 50,000 books, DVDs, videotapes, audiotapes, CDs and records for sale at bargain prices.
A preview sale for members of the Friends of the Norman Library will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Memberships may be purchased in the library lobby, starting at 9 a.m. the day of the sale. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals and $25 for families.
The sale will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19; 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20; and 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, for the popular bag sale—all the general sale books you can stuff into a paper sack, handed out at the door, for $5. All books in the Collectibles and Better Books rooms will be discounted by 50 percent on Monday. There is no admission charge to enter the sale.
The sale will include books in more than 60 categories, including popular fiction, classics, romance, biographies, foreign languages, history, hobbies, gardening, cooking, business, science and sports.
The general sale will be held in the Lowry Room and children’s general sale books will be in the Children’s Story Time Room. Small paperbacks will sell for 50 cents; large paperbacks, hardbacks, videos, audiotapes, CDs and records will be priced at $1. Sets and miscellaneous items are priced as marked.
Collectors and shoppers looking for holiday gifts will want to visit the Collectibles and Better Books sale areas. Room A/B will house a wide assortment of better quality books, everything from literature and popular fiction to hobbies and better children’s books.
In the Gallery Room, selections include first editions, signed, out-of-print, coffee table, gift books; University of Oklahoma Press, military history, Western and Native American history and other local interest books. In addition, art books, more valuable sets and vintage magazines will be located in the Gallery Room. Collectibles and better books are individually priced, with most between $2 and $5. Tables will be restocked throughout the sale.
Proceeds from the book sale, along with Friends membership dues, are used to provide the library with funds for materials, equipment and books that are not funded through other sources.
For more information on the sale, or any of the programs and services offered at the Norman Public Library, call 701-2600.