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'Fall' into Central Library for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

By: Marcey Wright

Mark your calendar now for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale on October 24 - 25, 2014 at Central Library!Readers of all ages should “fall” into the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Avenue) 10 am – 4:30 pm on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014 for the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. With a wide variety of new inventory and all items priced at $2 or less, this book sale is a collector’s dream come true!

“We’re constantly getting new things, new CDs, DVDs, hardback and paperback books, and lots more,” said Jacque Jenkins, Friends of the Library president. “Even if you come on Friday, you can return on Saturday and find something different, especially for collectors! You’re always going to find new items.”

Friends of the Library members enjoy the finest picks at a special preview sale from 8 am to 10 am on Friday, October 24. Avid readers interested in becoming Friends members can sign up at any Memphis Public Library branch or online and receive discounts at the book sale – a great opportunity for parents to cash in.

“We have tons of items that help to build family night,” Jenkins commented. “Sometimes, parents can find a book and movie to match. One night you can read the book together and then, watch the movie another night. The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale is the perfect chance for parents and children to read and learn together.”

With affordable prices, book lovers can stock up without worries of overspending. A price list is below.


All proceeds will help to expand Library collections & improve our community services.

Children's Hardbacks$1.00
Children's Paperbacks$0.50
Children's Board Books$0.50
Loose Magazines$0.25
Videos & CDs $1.00


Among rows of books and magazines, other novelty items are available like sheet music, cookbooks, specialty books, and more. Best of all, helpful volunteers will be on hand to assist customers with checking out and loading their selections into the car. And all proceeds for the book sale help to support Memphis Public Library collections and programs.

“Brave the rain or cold and come out to the fall book sale to stock up on books for the winter months!” Jenkins concluded.

For more information about the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale, call (901) 415-2871.