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Annual Gift Book Sale Begins November 27

A book is the gift that is opened again and again. On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, the Friends Bookstore is the place to find many books that will make wonderful gifts. The Annual Gift Book Sale features gift-quality, like-new books at a fraction of retail prices. The large and diverse selection includes: art books, science and nature, classics, music, cookbooks, memoirs, children’s fiction and picture books and much, much more. There really is something for everyone. Little books also make great stocking stuffers. You will find a charming assortment of fun and meaningful little books on many different subjects. Don’t miss this sale if you are a book lover or are looking for a gift for a book lover. Although the sale begins on Friday it continues throughout the holiday season. We look forward to seeing you.

This year we are holding a holiday book drive to benefit area foster kids. Think about purchasing a like-new or gently-used book to donate. We will collect the books and Family & Children Services will distribute them. We will have a container on the counter for your donation. It’s an inexpensive way to brighten a child’s holidays.

Bookstore News Nov. 18 - 21

Wow! Thank you to the person that donated all the wonderful brand new and like-new cookbooks and craft/hobby books! We have some beautiful books in the store that I’d bet won’t be here long. Think about treating yourself or even shopping for gifts. Our recent donations have actually been pretty amazing in terms of the quality of the books – across many different categories. Seriously, do yourself a favor and stop into the store this week.

Also - The Gift Book Sale starts Friday, November 27. This is the sale with all like-new gift-quality books priced at a fraction of retail. We have an exceptional collection of books this year! Lots of really nice books!

Bookstore News November 4 - 7

This week in the store:
• A really nice selection of documentaries on DVD
• Christmas, Hanukkah & Kwanzaa books
• A fun selection of games and puzzles
• Lots of new books in almost every category

Bookstore News Oct. 28 - 31

Halloween is Saturday. You still have time to pick up some fun or spooky books to share with your trick-or-treaters. All Halloween books are ½ off.

Also ½ off this week is a great collection of pet and pet care books.

Do you like art books? We have a cart full of really nice art books this week. They are priced to sell.

Bookstore News Sept. 23 - 26

Announcing the -
Fall Book Sale
Saturday, October 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Central Library
Mark your calendar – Watch for more information
This Week in the Bookstore -
Lots of Bargains:
• Select hardcover fiction 50¢ each or 4 for $1
• Select Gardening and Cooking - 50¢ each
• Select Coffee Table Books only $1 or $2

                                               Halloween Books are out this week

We have a Nice Selection of Jigsaw Puzzles
and we have.....
Lots of New Arrivals!

Bookstore News September 9 - 12

We’re having an Overstock BOGO Sale on hardcover fiction this week. Buy any $1.00 hardcover fiction in the store and get a second book (of equal or lesser value) free. By fiction we mean the books that are shelved in our general fiction areas. This sale doesn’t include mystery, science fiction, romance or Christian fiction, all of those books are shelved by those specific categories.

Bookstore News September 2 - 5

We received a donation of charming vintage sheet music for piano. These are tunes that were popular, from the 1920’s or 30’s until slightly after WWII. You’ll find composers like Berlin, Gershwin, and Porter and songs made popular by singers like Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, and Judy Garland. Some of it may be collectible, I don’t know. I do know that there are some great old songs and some really entertaining sheet music covers. If this is the kind of things that interests you, be sure and take a look at these while you have the chance.

Bookstore News August 26 - 29

"Hot Picks" are books that are in high demand, in other words, popular, best sellers that everyone wants to get their hands on. We have some great Hot Picks in the store this week. For only $3.00 you can take home a book by Jane Smiley, Dennis Lehane or one of the many other best selling authors in our Hot Picks collection.

For the next 2 weeks we are inviting teachers, homeschoolers and other educators to shop our special collection of children's books and teaching materials. Any educator is eligible to receive 20% off on all materials bought for the classroom or for educational purposes. Tell the volunteers at the counter and you will get 20% off your purchase.

Bookstore News August 19 - 22

We have a collection of art books that is definitely worthy of a trip downtown! And - if you are interested in books about Michigan, Kalamazoo or other Michigan communities - you'll want to look through the cart full of local interest books.

Bookstore News August 12 - 15

I spent the last 3 days vacationing in Harbor Springs. I'm having a little trouble getting back on track from our holiday routine. Luckily (for me and you) we have some pretty incredible volunteers that worked really hard (nothing new there) to get the store ready to open today. It's all stocked with lots of "new" books, CDs and DVDs. We have spotlights on Art, Cooking and Literature. Come on in and see what's new.