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Summer Bag-of-Books Sale 6/6/15

The Friends Summer Bag-of-Books Sale will take place on Saturday, June 6 during June Jubilee Weekend in downtown Kalamazoo. It’s our biggest book sale of the year and it takes place during a very exciting, activity-packed weekend that officially kicks off the summer season in Kalamazoo.

The sale opens at 9:00 a.m. under the portico at the Central Library on Rose Street. Tables and carts will be filled with thousands of books. You will find fiction, science fiction, romance, children’s books and nonfiction separated by category.

You will only pay 10¢ per book or for an even better deal you can fill a grocery-size bag full of books and pay only $2.00! You may bring your own sturdy bag. (In fact I encourage you to.) We will have paper grocery bags available which you can buy for $2.00 and then fill.
The sale closes at 3:30. 

If you come early you’ll get the very best selection and get to participate in the happy hustle and bustle that always marks the first couple hours of the sale. If you come a little later you will have a little more relaxed shopping experience. Or come twice and experience both!

Mark your calendars. The deals are unbeatable and the selection is great. Call 269.553.7820 with questions.

Bookstore News May 20 - 23

Select books on CDs (fiction) are only a dollar this week! If you have a long commute or are planning a road trip this summer, you need to stop down and buy a few for the road! We have lots to choose from.

Bookstore News May 13 - 16

In the bookstore this week we have extra carts of wonderful cookbooks and lovely art books. We also have a great selection of New Arrivals.

Now is the time to mark your calendar for the next bag-of -books sale. Our biggest sale of the year is Saturday, June 6 from 9 - 3:30. This sale is held during June Jubilee weekend. It's a fun-filled, action-packed weekend with tons of fun activities going on. Keep watch here for more information.

Bookstore News May 6 - 9

Do you like to slip on a pair of earphones and listen to your books? If you do plan to stop down to the bookstore this week and check out our cart full of books on CDs. We have a large selection of fiction all priced at $3.00 each.

Bookstore News April 29 - May 2

New this week - lots of great cook books, history books and many more CDs. If you've been in the store the last couple weeks I'm sure you've noticed a cart of CDs in the aisle that were selling for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. We've replaced almost all the CDs on that cart this week with "new" CDs. This week those select CDs are 50 cents each.

Bookstore News April 15 - 18(1)

In the last couple of weeks we've "weeded" our hard cover fiction and mystery books. That means we've removed all the books that have been on the shelf for the last couple of months and replaced them with new (well different) selections. Fiction and mystery readers come on down and see what's new!

We decided to continue our CD Sale this week. CDs remaining from the sale are priced at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. There's still a very good and eclectic selection.

Movies, Music and More Sale April 11

Please note that we will be unable to take credit or debit cards at this sale. Please be prepared to pay with cash or check.

Stock up and save lots of $$$ at our big sale of CDs, DVDs, VHS, and cassettes this Saturday, April 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Library. There will be more than 2000 CDs and more than 600 DVDs, and many VHS and tapes. The price on CDs and DVDs will start at $1.00 each when the sale opens and drop to 50 cents each at 2:00.

Sale - Movies, Music and More

Movies, Music and More

You’ll find: 2000 CDs, 600 DVDs, hundreds of videos, music tapes and books on tape*

Saturday, 4/11
Central Library

At 10:00 CDs and DVDs are priced at $1.00 each
At 2:00 the price drops to 50 cents each

Call 269.553.7820 with questions

*approximate count

Bookstore News April 1 - 4(1)

Last week a woman shopping in the bookstore asked when we would be featuring poetry again. I told her that her timing was perfect because April is National Poetry Month and we planned to pull together our best selections of poetry to celebrate. The purpose of National Poetry month is to increase the awareness and appreciation of poetry and poets. We have a very nice selection of poetry for both adults and children. Come celebrate poetry!

Bookstore News March 25 - 28(1)

Come check out our knitting DVDs (everything you could possibly want to know about knitting) priced at $5.00 each. We have a cart of decorating books priced at a dollar each. We also put out a cart of reference, most priced at a dollar each. There are lots of new things to see this week.