Tue
Feb 20 2007
10:44 pm

If I can beg your indulgence for a moment:

The Friends of the Knox County Public Library (FOL) will open the doors on 14,000 square feet of books on Sunday, March 4, as the FOL annual Used Book Sale gets underway. The sale will run through March 10 in the Old Knoxville Convention Center, officially known as the Knoxville Convention and Exposition Center (KCEC). The KCEC is located underneath the Holiday Inn Select, on the World’s Fair Park level. This is a new location for the book sale, and offers three times the space of previous years.

The sale kicks off with a members’ only preview on Sunday, March 4 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Memberships can be purchased at the door. Individual memberships begin at $15.

The sale will open to the general public on Monday, March 5 and continue through Saturday, March 10. Hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, Monday-Friday. Thursday and Friday are designated half-price days. Our “famous bag sale” – all the books you can carry in a bag for $3 - will close out the sale on Saturday, March 10. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Prices remain the same--$2.00 for adult hardbacks, $1.00 for adult trade paperbacks and 50 cents for mass market paperbacks. Children’s books are priced at $1.00 for hardbacks and 50 cents for paperbacks.

The book sale is a volunteer effort, which allows almost all the proceeds to benefit the Knox County Public Library. This year the Friends are helping to fund the Children’s Summer Reading Program, the Children’s Festival of Reading, the restoration of a Catherine Wiley painting, and video interviews of noted east Tennesseans for the McClung Collection.

WBIR and the Knoxville News Sentinel are sponsors of this year’s sale.

For more information call the Friends office at 215-8775, or email folkcpl@hotmail.com.

michael kaplan's picture

i hope the sale includes, as

i hope the sale includes, as in recent years, vinyl LP records. and how about those old reel-to-reel tapes sitting in folks' basements?

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