Weekly Specials, News & More
Halloween is almost here. This week all Halloween books are ½ off. Shop from our selection of Halloween books for all ages. You’ll find spooky stories, scary legends, tales of horror that will rob you of your sleep and a large dose of Halloween fun too. Pick up a book or two to share with your little Trick or Treaters and maybe a good scary tale to enjoy yourself.
On sale this week: Select science, nature, and archeology. We have a cartful of interesting reads all priced at a dollar or less.
Friday, November 23 is the first day of our annual Gift Book Sale. The Gift Book Sale features gift-quality, like-new books at a fraction of retail price. These are books you will be proud to give as gifts! The large and diverse selection includes: art, nature and science, classics, memoirs, travel, history, cookbooks, children’s books and much, much more. The sale starts when the doors open Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving, at 10:00 and continues until supplies are gone. Mark your calendar for this one!
This Saturday is Sweetest Day and we have some very sweet deals for you! Indulge your sweetie with a treat from the bookstore. With most books priced between 50¢ and $2.00 you can make a big splash with very little cash! Whether you buy one special book you know will be enjoyed or buy ½ dozen (and still probably spend under $10.00) your special someone will appreciate your thoughtfulness. In addition to fiction, mystery, science fiction and romance, we have over 65 categories of nonfiction – from architecture to writing.
Spotlights this week include: Halloween, Religion, Hobbies and How To, History and Military History, and select ½ price Biographies.
This week we are celebrating our library’s 140th birthday. For 140 years the Kalamazoo Public Library has been a priceless resource to this community providing books and valuable services to our residents. Working in the library I have found that people love to share stories of what the library means and has meant to them. I have heard countless stories of happy hours spent in the library while growing up and the long lasting positive effects that practice had. I think it goes without saying that our community is a better place to live thanks to our library. So I hope you’ll join me in saying Happy Birthday KPL!
To honor our library, we would like to celebrate with you by offering all our large size paperback fiction that normally sells for $2.00, for only $1.40 this week. We have a great selection of this quality fiction. Come stock up while it’s on sale.
Spotlights this week include: Art, Halloween, and Hobbies and How To (we have a great selection of craft books)
We’re honoring our volunteers this week. We feel so lucky to have such a great group of volunteers. These are people that care deeply about the importance of our library and also believe in the importance of making sure there is affordable reading material available for the community, so that as many people as possible can own their own books. When you stop in the bookstore this week, take a minute and tell one of the volunteers how much you appreciate the work they do.
The new spotlight this week is: Art
Continuing spotlights are: Halloween Books and Michigan Books
I’d like to briefly fill you in on our Bag-of-Books Sale that took place last Saturday. It was a huge success! I measure success for our sales in three ways. Of course, making money to help support our worthy library is important, and moving books out to make room for new donations is also crucial, but finally and really every bit as important is sense of accomplishment we all feel from taking part in a hectic but truly happy day as hundreds of people shopping through thousands of books fill their bags with treasures at rock-bottom prices! If you missed this sale don’t despair, just mark your calendar now for January 19, that’s the date of our next Bag-of-Books Sale.
The spotlights in the store this week include:
Halloween Books – It’s the time of year again for reading stories about witches, ghosts, goblins, and vampires. We’ve got a great selection here for kids and adults.
Michigan Books - We have a very nice collection of books that are about Michigan or by Michigan authors.
Science and Nature – We have books on biology, zoology, cosmology, and more.
And...we have a beautiful 22 volume Time-Life set – The Old West. The Old West is a series of books about the founding of the American Old West. This set looks brand new.
Saturday is the big Bag-of-Books Sale
we’ve been talking about for the last couple weeks. It’s one of our three big sales that book bargain hunters tell us they look forward to all year. The prices are almost impossible to beat. All books are 10¢ each or you buy a grocery-size bag full of books for only $2.00
. You will find fiction, science fiction, romance, mystery, and assorted nonfiction for both children and adults. The sale starts at 9:00 and concludes at 3:30
. It will be held on the third floor in Central library. You may bring your own bag or buy one of ours. Please feel free to call us at 553.7820 if you have any questions.
We are celebrating Constitution Day, this week by pricing all our books in the Government and Politics section ½ off.
Look for the red slash through the price sticker on the back. Constitution Day, observed on September 17, celebrates the adoption of the United States Constitution which was signed on September 17, 1787. Other spotlights this week include: Poetry, True Stories
, and Religion
We are having a BOGO Sale (buy one get one free) on select music CDs this week. I’m beginning to wonder if everyone is going digital because the CD donations have been steadily increasing over the past few months. So in order to make room we decided to offer this diverse selection of music CDs at a price that’s hard to resist, pay $1.00 for one CD and get the second one free.
Spotlights this week include: True Stories
: adventures, memoirs, stories of actual events that are interesting, exciting, or motivational, Religion
: books on faith, various religions, spirituality, and inspirational writings, Poetry
: everything on the poetry cart is new this week.
Don’t forget the Bag-of-Books Sale is Saturday, September 22. The sale takes place on the third floor of Central Library; it starts at 9:00 and concludes at 3:30. All books are 10¢ each or only $2.00 for a grocery-size bag full. Please feel free to bring your own bags or use one of our grocery bags. Call 553-7820 for more information.
The arrival of September signals a time of change and annual autumn events begin again; school starts, temperatures begin to drop, high school football teams battle their rivals, apples, cider and doughnuts tempt us again, and the Friends annual September Bag-of Books Sale is held once more. Here are the specifics:
Saturday, September 22
9:00 - 3:30
Third Floor Central Library
All books are 10 cents each or $2.00 for a bag full
Tables will be filled with fiction, mystery, science fiction, and romance. We will also have a large selection of non-fiction, much separated by category. mark your calendars now.
special interest in the store this week include:
complete 12 volume Interpreters Bible ($75.00) - The Interpreter’s Bible is a valued
resource and study tool. The Bible text, the King James Version and the Revised
Standard Version, is displayed in side by side columns for easy comparison. Below
the text are an exegesis for clarification and an exposition for interpretation.
4 volume Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary ($20.00)
Lost and Found by Lynn Houghton and Pamela Hall O’Connor ($25.00) This treasure
is out of print and this copy is like new.
Native Plants to Restore Community by Nancy Cutbirth Small and Tom Small
($15.00) This wonderful resource is out of print and contains great information
about local plants, plant communities, and natural landscaping.
great collection of poetry
spotlights with new additions this week are: History, Military History, and
Science and Nature.