Spring Library Sales
Aprtil 14, 2012
Spring cleaning is not limited to homes. Libraries clean house.
Beginning now and extending through June, libraries have book sales. They clean out books that don't get checked out.
Contact your local libraries, including university libraries, to find out when the sale is. Get on the email list.
University libraries sometimes offer "Friends of the Library" members access before the sale is open to the public. Find out what it costs to join.
R. J. Rushdoony, my father-in-law, loved university book sales. He once bought 1500 books from Stanford. He assembled a personal library of over 30,000 books.
A GaryNorth.com subscriber posted this on a forum.
I read the tip of the week this week and it just so happens our huge metro area library system was having a used book sale at the downtown convention center this weekend. The whole family went and we came out of there with 75+ books. It was $10 for a shopping bag packed as high as you could balance it. I picked up a nice program from the Lyndon Johnson presidential library exhibit on WW1 signed by Lady Bird Johnson as part of my $10 bag. There were great history books and even the audio series 1776, a collection of MLKs speeches and a re-printed hardcover describing the construction of the NY subway system. We spent two hours picking out books and I was thrilled that the kids has such a good time. Thanks for the tip.
There is a site that can help you locate local book sales: www.booksalefinder.com.
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