Book lovers about to bag bargains
Usually libraries are for borrowing from. But for three days this week, book lovers will be able to buy, as thousands of volumes move off library shelves to make room for new content.
Palmerston North City Libraries content manager Shannon Simpson said there would be 40,000 items - books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and puzzles at bargain prices between $1 and $4 at the three-day book bonanza.
‘‘We have books from all genres and they are all in good condition. We buy 30 to 40,000 new materials every year for the libraries. The sale makes much needed shelf space available for new books and materials.’’
The clear-out included items that were out-of-date or were no longer being borrowed.
In the interests of sustainability, Simpson asked that as several thousand people were expected to descend on the library for the sale, they brought their own bags for the books they bought.
The sale, which opens on Friday at 9.30am, takes place in the George St Events Central, with eftpos available. Saturday, the sale runs from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from midday until 4pm.
Proceeds from the sale are ploughed back into library purchases and activities. Items not sold would be offered to community groups.
Bargain hunters are expected to descend on City Library for this weekend’s annual book sale