Hilo Public Library plans huge used book sale
Browse your way through hundreds of books at the biggest used book sale of the fall from Oct. 25-28 during the Hilo Public Library book sale.
The book sale will kick off at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 with a sneak peek for members of Friends of the Hilo Public Library. Not currently a friend? You can become an “Instant Friend” for a donation of $10 at the door.
The public sale times and dates are from 9 a.m.4:30 p.m. Oct. 26, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
Books are priced $1 for hardcovers and 50 cents for paperbacks (selections in the Better Books Section might be priced somewhat higher). And a special deal will be offered Oct. 28 — all the books you can fit into your own recyclable bag for just $5.
What sorts of books can you expect to find? Everything from A to Z in fiction and nonfiction and, of course, children’s books. Major categories in fiction include mystery, science fiction, romance and Western.
Nonfiction categories include: animals, nature, architecture, art, biography, business, computer, cooking, reference, education, textbooks, foreign language, gardening, Hawaiiana, health, history, government, military, hobbies, humor, literature, drama, poetry, music, film theater, religion and philosophy, science, sociology, psychology, self-help, sports, technology, home improvement and travel.
Meanwhile in the Better Books Section, readers can find mint-condition hardcover books with like-new dust jackets and first editions of very high quality at special prices.
“The biggest book sale of the year is coming up this month — don’t miss it,” said Brad Clark, event chairman. “Our longtime crew of loyal volunteers will be on hand to assist buyers with selections and work as greeters and cashiers.
“And, with Halloween coming up, there will be small treats for the keiki as well.”
Clark added, “We’d like to offer teachers and those involved with nonprofit organizations a chance to come in on Saturday afternoon after 2 p.m. and select some free volumes from the books that haven’t sold. Hope to see you there.”
The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Hilo Public Library and is organized and staffed by nearly 50 volunteers. Net proceeds from the sale directly support Hilo Public Library.
Hilo Public Library is located at 300 Waianuenue Ave. Parking is limited to the library Thursday and Friday, but additional parking will be available Saturday at the Big Island Substance Abuse Council lot across the street.
For more information, contact the library at 933-8888.