Weekly Specials, News & More
Teen and Tween fiction
is on sale this week. Don’t miss this special Buy One Get One Sale on select Teen and Tween fiction
. When you buy one book for $1.00 you get the second one free. Stock up. Spread the word. This is a wonderful way for voracious readers to assure a supply that will stave off the anxiety that arises when the book pile starts to dwindle. (That isn’t just me is it?)
The sale on select Large Print
books continues this week. It’s a super sale – buy one for $1.00 and get two free – that’s three for the price of one! These are hardcover books, mostly fiction, and a real eclectic group of authors and titles. This is the last week to get these Large Print books at this extraordinary price!
If you like Science Fiction
you will want to plan a visit. We have a lot of Sci-Fi so we put out an extra cart-full, that’s an extra 150 plus Science Fiction books to choose from this week.
Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing! Right now we have way too many large print books
. Boxes and boxes (and boxes) of large print books – good books – but they’re taking more than their fair share of space. I think our solution will make some people very happy. The books are out of the boxes now and starting Wednesday, we are offering a very special deal on select large print books, buy one for $1.00 and get 2 free! The books are hardcover and most are fiction, but not all, there is a sprinkling of assorted nonfiction. If you know someone who likes or needs large print, please let them know about this sale. I’m sure they’ll thank you.
You can Buy One Get One Free this week on select hard cover fiction; buy one book for only $1.00 and get a second book free. This collection of books includes general fiction, mystery and even a little sci-fi. You will choose from recent titles and popular authors. This is another one of those deals you don’t want to miss.
Every once in a while donations coming into the bookstore slow down. Maybe it’s the weather or just the time of year, after all it’s cold, often with rain or snow. We are beginning to get low on certain categories of books. We are presently looking for GENTLY USED books in the following categories:
• Literature and Classics – this is our greatest need
• Civil War
• Cook Books
You can click on this link http://www.kpl.gov/friends/bookstore/donating.aspx for information on donating or just click on the Donating Books and Media
link to the right of this post.
We truly appreciate your help.
Here are a couple of reasons you should visit the Friends Bookstore this week:
- We added many lovely leather-looking classics by the Franklin Library Press to our Classics and Literature collection, think Jane Eyre, The Scarlet Letter, Paradise Lost, etc.
- This is the last week for our 10¢ sale on select children’s books
- We put together a nice selection of Black Studies books in honor of Black History Month
- We have a spotlight on Science Fiction
- We have a spotlight on Children’s folk tales, myths and legends
- We have great deals every day!
The donations we receive from the generous people in this community keep our little store fresh and interesting. Almost every day we unload boxes and bags filled with books which we then sort, price and shelve. I can assure you that the people in this community are not only generous but also interesting and well read. We love receiving the wide range of topics and titles we are given.
We do get a lot of questions about the types of books we want or need. I appreciate questions. There are certain books or types of books that we don’t have a market for. For example, old text books are not big sellers, neither are old encyclopedias or old health or legal books. This link www.kpl.gov/friends/bookstore/donations will give you the information you need.
Right now we are in need of current nonfiction. We are looking for history, science, psychology, self-help, art, travel and geography books. We know that many people read their books and save them; other’s read and pass their books along. If you have current nonfiction that you are ready to pass along we would love to accept it and get it out in the store for others to enjoy. Your donations make great books available for others to read and help raise funds to support our local library. Please call us at 553.7820 if you have any questions.
This is definitely the time of year that you do not want to run out of books to read; it’s cold, it’s snowy, and it’s just plan difficult to get around. There is an easy way to make sure that doesn’t happen to you. Bundle up and come on down to the Friends Bookstore, bring $10.00 with you. With an investment of $10.00 and a little time spent looking through our books, you could easily walk out of here with enough books to get you through the worst part of the rest of this winter. Spotlights this week include: Black History, Children’s Folk Tales, Memoirs, and Valentine’s Day books
“The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.” ~Andrew Ross, author
Our small bookstore is filled with ideas to contemplate, facts to learn, and stories to immerse yourself in.
I want to share with you a list of the categories of books we have available in the bookstore. You'll find lots of food for thought.
Architecture, Art, Biography, Black Studies, Business, CDs (music), Children’s, Civil War, Classics, Collectibles, Computers, Cooking, Crafts, Diet, Drama, Education, Fiction, Fitness, Food, Foreign Language, Gardening, Geography, Government, Health, History, Hobbies, How To, Humor, Language, Law, Literature, Marriage, Mathematics, Medicine, Michigan, Military, Miscellaneous, Music, Mystery, Native American, Nature, New Age, New Arrivals, Occult, Parenting, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Reading, Reference, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Seniors, Sociology, Speaking, Speech, Sports, Spy, Travel, True Stories, Westerns, Women’s Issues, Writing, Young Adult Fiction
We welcome you to come in and browse.
This is the week you’ve been waiting for. The first Bag-of-Books Sale of 2013 is this Saturday and once again two dollars buys a grocery-size bag full of books! There are thousands of good books to choose from. Books will be divided by category, and you can select from general fiction and mystery, science fiction, romance, large print, assorted nonfiction, and children’s books. There will also be CDs, videos, and audio books.. You never know what treasures you may find!
The sale starts at 9:00 Saturday morning and winds up at 3:30. It takes place on the third floor of Central Library. We encourage you to bring your own bag but we will have a limited supply of bags available. All books and a/v materials at this sale are 10₵ each or only $2.00 for everything you can fit in a grocery-size bag.
Call us at 553.7820 if you have any questions.
Specials this week include:
- Select children’s picture books and youth fiction - Buy One for $1.00 Get One Free!
- Animal stories and books on animal care – all $1..00 or less
- An eclectic selection of books about religion and spirituality - most $2.50 or less