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Boise Public Library spring sale April 4 to 7

Readers will want to mark their calendars for four days of great bargains on April 4, 5, 6 and 7 when the Friends of Boise Public Library holds its annual spring book sale to benefit the library.

The sale will be held in the warehouse across from the Main Library at 762 River Street. 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.

The group will also hold a preview sale for Friends members on Wednesday, April 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. New members may join at the door.

The spring sale features $9 by-the-bag pricing for most items. On Sunday, April 7, all merchandise is half-price.

Sale items include hardback and paperback books for all ages, sorted into 40 categories, at 50¢ for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, or $9 for all you can stuff in a bag (some items excluded). Some first editions, coffee-table books, cookbooks and local interest books are individually priced. You’ll also find old and collectible books, vintage magazines, LP records, CDs and VHS movies and sets of books.

Last year, the Friends organization raised over $140,000 to benefit the library through book sales, online sales and the Friends Bookstore at the Main Library. Money raised by the Friends help purchase materials for the library’s collection and support library projects, programs and events for all ages.

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 384-4238, or visit the library’s website.

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