Book sale at The Book End

by on February 21st, 2012

Check out our book sale at The Book End bookstore this week. Fiction books are half price today through Saturday, Feb. 25. Stop in to buy best-sellers, out-of-print favorites, or to find titles by your favorite author to round out your collection.

Book End hours are Mon.-Thurs. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday Noon-4 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
For more information, visit http://www.icpl.org/the-book-end/.

The store is staffed by more than 40 dedicated volunteers who sell books, DVDs, and music CDs donated by the public and the Library at bargain prices. Volunteer Al Paxton says the best things about The BookEnd are “exposure to very nice customers, great books and CDs, and the opportunity to be my own best customer from time to time.” BookEnd volunteers also plan and help during at least one annual book sale in the Library meeting rooms.

Last year, the store brought in more than $28,000 from some 15,000 sales of more than 18,000 items. That’s an amazing number considering the store’s prices start at 25¢ for children’s books and go up to $3, or possibly $5 for a book autographed by its author. Proceeds from The BookEnd support the Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Program, Teen Summer Reading Program, the Art Purchase Prize for the Art-to-Go program, and additions to the Library collection.

Donations of gently used books, DVDs, and CDs are welcomed and accepted at the store when it is open, or at the Fiction Desk of the Library.

If you are interested in becoming a BookEnd volunteer, find an application at http://www.icpl.org/work/.

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