Friends of the Phoenix Public Library hold warehouse book sale
Posted April 22, 2009on:
Every year, the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library hold book sales throughout the year. Even though I own more books than I will ever be able to read before I die, I look forward to attending their half price sales on Sundays since they remain the best organized and most affordable around.
This weekend, Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 from noon to 5 p.m., the Friends hold another of their well-organized book sales in their climate-controlled warehouse. Volunteers greet eager book fanciers as they enter the garage door on the south side of the building, and they point them in the direction of the types of books they desire.
Volunteers work throughout the year to organize the books by either the Dewey Decimal System or by categories. The books reside on sturdy metal shelves, and category signs mark the end of each shelf. Price lists also appear here and there on the ends of the shelves.
Book enthusiasts find hard cover and paperback books, magazines and videos at the book sales. Books may be gently used or discards from the library, and they also carry a wide range of books for children and teens.
Book lovers receive a laminated book mark containing the book sale schedule and other information when they pay for their books. Friends will hold another book sale on Oct. 24 and 25 or stop by The Friends’ Place located at the Burton Barr Central Library.