Friends of KPL is joining WMU and downtown Kalamazoo in celebrating Spirit Week, the lead up to WMU’s Homecoming weekend, October 24 – 26. To honor Western and to celebrate Spirit Week all college students (from any college) with college IDs will receive 10% off their entire purchase. Remember to identify yourself as a college student and present your ID. We look forward to seeing you this week!
This week, recent “Hot Picks” – the books that everybody is reading and talking about, have been reduced to $2.00 each. Come on in and buy a stack.
I’ve received several calls from people wondering about dates for upcoming sales. So grab your pencil and calendar or (more likely) your phone and record these dates.
•The Annual Gift Book Sale begins the day after Thanksgiving (11/28/14) and continues until supplies are gone. In case you don’t know, the Gift Book Sale features wonderful, like-new, gift-quality books priced at a fraction of retail.
•The Winter Bag Sale is scheduled for January 31, 2015, and will take place in the Van Deusen Room at Central Library
This week’s highlights:
• A large selection of recently donated, gently-used, art books (gently priced)
• A special on DVDs: buy one get the second free
Shh! This is a secret just for you. If you are reading this, you are eligible for a special sale.
We have a ton, a boatload, a massive, enormous amount of wonderful children’s books.
Most of those books are priced between 50¢ and $2.00.
For this week only, if you buy 10 or more children’s books and
say the secret words to the folks at the counter, you get 20% off!
Just to make it easy on you, you have a choice of 2 secret phrases. You may say either:
1) I get 20% off on these children’s books or
2) venta especial
Don’t forget, 10 or more children’s books will save you money this week
and make some child very happy!
This week I want to mention some items that are part of 3 areas in the bookstore: Collectibles, Best Selling Fiction, and DVDs. I want to give you a feel for what you can find in those areas this week..
• Uncle Wiggily and Friends – a beautiful copy, 1955
• Luke Karamazov by Conrad Hilberry
• The Dunwich Horror and Others by H. P. Lovecraft – a very nice hard cover
Best Selling Fiction:
• Invisible by James Patterson
• Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
• Love Letters by Debbie Macomber
• Missing by Harlan Coban
• Paranormal Activity
Civil War buff? We have a cart full of some unusual and interesting Civil War books.
Fan of new fiction? We have lots of new “hot picks” type fiction from 2014, great reading and super cheap.
Select biographies are ½ off this week. You’ll find a great selection and the prices are ridicules – ridiculously low!
Our 3rd Bag-of-Books Sale of the year is this Saturday! You won’t want to miss this opportunity to shop from thousands of books divided by category and priced at only 10 cents each or $2:00 for a bag full!
The sale is at Central Library and starts at 9:00. Come early for the best selection. The doors close at 3:30 so don’t be late! The selection includes fiction & mystery, romance, science fiction, assorted nonfiction, children’s books and a variety of audio and visual materials. We hope to see you there!
I love having things to look forward to. The anticipation of something that I think will be fun or rewarding makes me happy. Here are two things that are coming up soon that I’m looking forward to. First, Labor Day, which translates into a three day weekend and that makes me very happy! Second, the September Bag-of-Books Sale. I love the Bag-of-Books Sale because it’s a fun (if super busy) day for us. I think you will love it because you can choose from a wonderful selection of books all priced at 10¢ each or you can buy a bagfull for only $2.00. Here is what you need to know:
• DATE: Saturday, September 6, 2014
• TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
• PLACE: Central Library, 315 S. Rose Street
I encourage you to bring your own grocery-size sturdy bag. You can buy a brown paper bag from us for $2.00 (includes the books you fill it with) if you’d like. Reusable bags are less likely to split open and environmentally friendly too.
Books will be separated into the following categories: fiction & mystery, science fiction, romance, children’s books and assorted nonfiction. Audio/visual materials will also be available including: audio books, videos, DVDs, and CDs.
I hope to see you on the 6th.
I’m going to assume you know we have a great selection of books, mostly because I’ve been repeating that phrase every week, all summer. So, for right now, that’s a given. This week I want to tell you about two slightly unusual collections that we are spotlighting.
1) We have a good-sized collection of New Age books in very good condition. I looked up the definition of New Age because I always felt it was such an ambiguous phrase. Here’s the first definition I found: “a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture, with an interest in spirituality, mysticism, holism, and environmentalism”. That seems a good description of the books we have. I’ve also included non-western, alternative health books. If that sounds interesting to you, come take a look.
2) We received a large donation of piano music. We have scores for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. The collection includes popular music (mostly from the 60s) and an impressive selection of classical music. The 60s pop music is mostly sheet music and I enjoyed a very entertaining trip down memory lane while looking through it. We don’t often have a selection like this.