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Bookstore & Book Sale News Weekof May 25, 2016

I hope you’ve marked your calendars for our big Bag-of-Books Sale on June 4. It will be held in the library parking lot from 9 – 3:30. I think it’s the only place in town you can fill up a grocery-size bag full of books for only $2.00!

This week in the store all music CDs are only $1.00 per disc. Stock up on some great tunes for the summer.
 


Bookstore News May 15 - 21 DVD Sale

How about kicking back with some popcorn and a great movie at home? All our DVDs are ONLY $1.00 this week! (Excludes The Great Courses.)

 


Book Sale News

Head's up! The Summer Bag-of-Books Sale is just around the corner. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 4. Books are 10 cents each or buy a grocery-size bag full for only $2.00.

Watch here - more information to come.


April 6 - 9 Membership News

Join the Friends – Become a Member 
Our fiscal year runs from April 1 to March 31. It's a perfect time to join. 

Joining Friends says to everyone that you care about your library and value its resources. Each new member makes us stronger. Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting our mission.

Member Benefits
• Annual Friends newsletter
• 20% discount coupon for one Bookstore purchase (good any time except for rare books and the holiday sale)
• A 50% coupon good one Saturday (to be announced)
• An invitation to a private November pre-sale of our gift quality books
• A special Friends button to put on your coat or book bag

Membership Options :
Friends of the Kalamazoo Public Library offer a variety of membership options. You decide which one works for you. Your dues are tax deductible* and 100% (except for mailing costs) goes to benefit the library. Friends proceeds help fund many things including the Reading Together and Summer Reading Programs.

Membership Levels
• Individual $15.00
• Family $25.00
• Supporter $50.00
• Patron $75.00
• Benefactor $100.00
• Other Amount $____

 


Bookstore News March 23-26

Have you powered through all the great reads you bought at our March 5th Bag Sale? You should head down to the bookstore this week. We have lots of great new stuff. You’ll always find something new and different that will pique your interest and you know it’s almost impossible to beat our prices!

 


Bookstore News February 24 - 27

We have a great selection of music for guitar and piano (heavy on the guitar). If you play and you're looking for something new, you'll want to check this out. We also put out a lovely selection of children's books. These books would be great for reading to early and middle elementary school children. Most of these books are "like new" and they're priced $1.00 each!

Don't forget the next Bag-of-Books Sale is Saturday, March 5.


Bag-of-Books Sale - Saturday, March 5!(1)

Finally we have a date – the next Bag-of-Books Sale is Saturday, March 5! Mark your calendars. Help us spread the word. This sale will be here before you know it. As most of you know we couldn’t schedule the sale until the work on the freight elevator was complete. We scheduled the sale as soon as we could, but there’s not much time to advertise it. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, there will be plenty of books to go around. Here’s the important stuff:
• DATE: Saturday, March 5
• TIME: 9:00 – 3:30
• PLACE: Central Library, third floor
• PRICE: all books are 10¢ each or $2.00 for a bagful
Categories will include: fiction & mystery, science fiction, romance, children’s books and assorted nonfiction. You will also find CDs, DVDs, VHS, and cassettes.
We will have brown paper bags that you can fill for $2.00, but better yet bring your own sturdy reusable bag.
There are usually books left over after these sales, if you know of someone that can find good homes for them let me know. Call Carol at 269.553.7821.
 


Bag-of-Books Sale - Saturday, March 5!

Finally we have a date – the next Bag-of-Books Sale is Saturday, March 5! Mark your calendars. Help us spread the word. This sale will be here before you know it. As most of you know we couldn’t schedule the sale until the work on the freight elevator was complete. We scheduled the sale as soon as we could, but there’s not much time to advertise it. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, there will be plenty of books to go around. Here’s the important stuff:
• DATE: Saturday, March 5
• TIME: 9:00 – 3:30
• PLACE: Central Library, third floor
• PRICE: all books are 10¢ each or $2.00 for a bagful
Categories will include: fiction & mystery, science fiction, romance, children’s books and assorted nonfiction. You will also find CDs, DVDs, VHS, and cassettes.
We will have brown paper bags that you can fill for $2.00, but better yet bring your own sturdy reusable bag.
There are usually books left over after these sales, if you know of someone that can find good homes for them let me know. Call Carol at 269.553.7821.
 


January 8, 2016 - Winter Bag-of-Book Sale News

We're receiving frequent calls from folks wanting to know when our next Bag-of-Books sale will be held. The answer is that we don't currently have a winter sale scheduled. The freight elevator (which we depend on for the sale) is currently undergoing extensive work. We hope we will be able to schedule a sale in February. Stay tuned - we'll let you know.


Bookstore News December 16 - 19(1)

It’s a beautiful day in the Friends Bookstore, a beautiful day for a quilter. (I bet you can tell that I’ve had Mr. Rogers on my mind.) But, it really is a beautiful day for any quilter who would enjoy picking up some new quilting books at super low prices. We have an amazing collection of quilting books that are going into the store as I speak. Stop in the store this week if you enjoy quilting or know someone who does.