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Friends of the Phoenix Public Library hold warehouse book sale

Posted on: April 22, 2009

Book sales held at the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library warehouse.

Book sales held at the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library warehouse.

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. 

A guide shows Melvil Dewey's Decimal System.

A guide shows Melvil Dewey's Decimal System.

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. 

Friends' warehouse contains shelves of books.

Friends' warehouse contains shelves of books.

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.

Book lovers can volunteer and become members of the Friends for as little as $20.  Friends have supported the Phoenix Public Library System for 30 years.

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2 Responses to "Friends of the Phoenix Public Library hold warehouse book sale"

hi- i don’t see the address of the warehouse??
b.w.

Hi Bett,

If you click on the link attached to book sales, it gives the address under the book sale schedule, which includes the book sale information for this weekend. Hope that you will be there. I plan to drop in on Sunday to find new treasures. Thanks for visiting.

Janice

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