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Bookstore News July 3 and 4

Only 6 months until Christmas - get an early start on your Christmas craft projects and planning. We have a cart full of great Christmas craft books, cookbooks, and stories.

We will be closed on Friday and Saturday, as will the library, to celebrate the Fourth of July Holiday.

Bookstore News June 24 - 27

If you’re a Chicago Cubs Fan this would be a good week to visit the bookstore. We received a donation of Cubs books that cover everything from A to Z. We have so many books about the Cubs that we couldn’t get them all out into the store, so if you have a special interest ask me (Carol) and I’ll see if I can help.

Bookstore News June 17 - 20

This week our spotlights* are: Religion, Music and 2015 Hot Picks.
* Spotlight – a cart full of interesting books from a specific topic.

Bookstore News 10 - 13

What a great book sale on Saturday. Every single book was gone at the end of the day! We saw lots of old friends and lots of new faces.

So you came to the sale and stocked up on books, maybe you bought a bag or two for $2.oo a piece. But, this is a new week and we stocked the store with lots of new things. I hope we see you soon.

If you didn’t make it to the sale don’t despair. We have a great selection of books in the store and our everyday prices are almost unbeatable.

Summer Bag-of-Books Sale 6/6/15

The Friends Summer Bag-of-Books Sale will take place on Saturday, June 6 during June Jubilee Weekend in downtown Kalamazoo. It’s our biggest book sale of the year and it takes place during a very exciting, activity-packed weekend that officially kicks off the summer season in Kalamazoo.

The sale opens at 9:00 a.m. under the portico at the Central Library on Rose Street. Tables and carts will be filled with thousands of books. You will find fiction, science fiction, romance, children’s books and nonfiction separated by category.

You will only pay 10¢ per book or for an even better deal you can fill a grocery-size bag full of books and pay only $2.00! You may bring your own sturdy bag. (In fact I encourage you to.) We will have paper grocery bags available which you can buy for $2.00 and then fill.
The sale closes at 3:30. 

If you come early you’ll get the very best selection and get to participate in the happy hustle and bustle that always marks the first couple hours of the sale. If you come a little later you will have a little more relaxed shopping experience. Or come twice and experience both!

Mark your calendars. The deals are unbeatable and the selection is great. Call 269.553.7820 with questions.

Bookstore News May 20 - 23

Select books on CDs (fiction) are only a dollar this week! If you have a long commute or are planning a road trip this summer, you need to stop down and buy a few for the road! We have lots to choose from.

Bookstore News May 13 - 16

In the bookstore this week we have extra carts of wonderful cookbooks and lovely art books. We also have a great selection of New Arrivals.

Now is the time to mark your calendar for the next bag-of -books sale. Our biggest sale of the year is Saturday, June 6 from 9 - 3:30. This sale is held during June Jubilee weekend. It's a fun-filled, action-packed weekend with tons of fun activities going on. Keep watch here for more information.

Bookstore News May 6 - 9

Do you like to slip on a pair of earphones and listen to your books? If you do plan to stop down to the bookstore this week and check out our cart full of books on CDs. We have a large selection of fiction all priced at $3.00 each.

Bookstore News April 29 - May 2

New this week - lots of great cook books, history books and many more CDs. If you've been in the store the last couple weeks I'm sure you've noticed a cart of CDs in the aisle that were selling for $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. We've replaced almost all the CDs on that cart this week with "new" CDs. This week those select CDs are 50 cents each.

Bookstore News April 15 - 18(1)

In the last couple of weeks we've "weeded" our hard cover fiction and mystery books. That means we've removed all the books that have been on the shelf for the last couple of months and replaced them with new (well different) selections. Fiction and mystery readers come on down and see what's new!

We decided to continue our CD Sale this week. CDs remaining from the sale are priced at $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. There's still a very good and eclectic selection.