Friends of Boise Public Library host annual fundraising book sale

Book and bargain lovers should mark their calendars. The Friends of the Boise Public Library hosts its fundraising sale April 3 through 6 in the warehouse at 762 River St., across from the Main Library on Capitol Boulevard.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Members of the Friends group can attend a preview sale, 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2. New members may join at the door.  Note that electronic scanning will not be permitted at the preview sale.

Other information: Staffers will stock the shelves with additional books on Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the day. All books will be half-price on Sunday, the last day of the sale. The sale, which raises money for the library, typically offers $9 pricing by-the-bag for most items.

Sale items include paperback and hard bound books for all ages, sorted into 40 categories.  Most paperbacks are 50¢ and most hard bounds are $1 or $9 for all you can stuff in a bag (some items excluded).  Some special books, collectibles, oversized books and book sets are individually priced, as well as LP records, CDs, VHS videos, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, prints and posters.  Everything is priced to sell.

Last year, the Friends organization raised over $180,000 to benefit the library through book sales, online sales and the Friends Bookstore at the Main Library.  Friends volunteers prepare for and staff sales, typically sorting through about 200,000 items each year.  Money raised will help buy materials for the library’s collection and support major library projects, programs and events for all ages, including Summer Reading and author visits.

The Friends of the Boise Public Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization founded to promote the interest and welfare of the library.  To learn more about donating books or joining the Friends organization, call 384-4198, or visit the library’s website


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