The Friends of the Traverse Area District Library will once again host their highly anticipated Annual Used and Almost Rare Book Sale September 19 – 21 in the McGuire Room at the Main Branch of the Traverse Area District Library (TADL).
For the second year, the sale will feature a special evening preview sale on Friday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. New this year, all current Members of the Friends will receive free preview sale passes. All others can become “Friends” members at the door for only $10 (pass will be good until December 31, 2015).
This year’s book sale represents the best cross-section of books in recent history said Friends of TADL Book Sale Chair, Brad Spencer. The weekend book sale will include more than 10,000 books of just about every category with most ranging in price from just $1-$3 with some specially priced higher value books.
“Donations have exceeded expectations for this year,” Spencer added, “It just about exceeded our storage space up on the third floor of the library!”
Special areas of acquisition this year will include some of the following:
• Some 300 Michigan books
• 160-plus Baseball books
• Native American and Western books
• Dozens of Art books
• Many Civil War and Military books
• Many fine First Edition fiction books
• Hundreds of Cooking books
As an added bonus on Saturday, from 10:30 – noon, everyone is invited to meet award winning author Rachel Weaver. Weaver will be available in the lovely Atrium (behind the stairs) overlooking the library gardens and Hull Park. She will share her debut novel, “Point of Direction,” which was recently chosen by Indie Bound as an Indie Next Pick! Limited copies of her book will be for sale.
The book sale will offer hundreds of special, scarce, collectable, and unusual books which have accumulated this year.
Some 17-20 Silent Auction books will on the auction block in the McGuire Room beginning at the Member Preview Sale and continuing until 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The auction will include many hard to find books of all sorts, old and new, signed and unsigned.
This year the Story Room located in Youth Services will include the categories of Gardening, Home Repair and Decorating, Cooking, Hobbies, and Crafts as well as the many Youth and Children’s books; multi-media will also be found there including CDs, DVDs, Audio Tapes, and Laser Discs.
Book Sale times include Friday, September 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ($10 at the door), Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m. – 5p.m. and a half-off saleSunday, September 21 from noon – 3 p.m.
All sale proceeds benefit programming and other needs for the Traverse Area District Library.