COLUMBUS, GA- Organizers expect 1,000 readers will shop the two-day Friends of Libraries used book sale at Columbus Public Library in mid-February. Some 4,000-5,000 books will be on sale – most for $1 or less, according to Friends member Carolyn Smoot, who is coordinating the sale. The doors open at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13th, in the CB&T-Synovus Room. The sale runs until 5:00 p.m. that day, then from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 14th.
"We'll have everything on sale," Smoot said, "From romance and mystery, books for children and young adults, plus history and biography." "There also will be a table selling rare books", says Smoot.
"This is the 10th book sale conducted by the Friends since 1998," said Friend's president, Alice Budge. Money raised helps to support a wide range of library programs, including The BIG READ, this year featuring Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.
The Friends also run the Library Store in the Columbus Public Library, open seven days a week, as well as small sales carts in branch libraries.