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Special Events :: Fundraiser
9:00 AM
Boise Public Library
Attention, readers! Mark your calendars for great bargains in April, when the Friends of Boise Public Library holds its annual Spring Book Sale on April 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10! The sale includes books, music, movies, magazines and more and is held across from the Main Library in the warehouse at 762 River Street.

A members-only preview sale is on Wednesday with hours of 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. You can join or renew your membership at the door for $10 and up. Note that electronic scanning is not permitted at the Preview Sale.

Public sale hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. On Wednesday through Saturday, additional books are stocked throughout the day. All merchandise is half-price on Sunday. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted for payment, as well as cash and checks.

Sale items include paperback and hardback books which are sorted into 40 categories and are priced at 50 for paperbacks, $1 for hardbacks, or $9 by-the-bag. Some first editions, oversized books, cookbooks and local interest books are individually priced. You'll also find thousands of LP records, CDs, VHS movies, audio books, posters and prints, plus sets of books, all priced to sell.

Last year, the Friends raised over $170,000 to benefit the library through book sales, online sales and the Tree City Books bookstore at the Main Library. According to Bonnie Longstreth, Book Sale Committee Chair, "Friends volunteers work year-round, sorting through more than 200,000 items to prepare for this sale. Funds raised by the Friends help purchase materials for the library's collection and support major library projects, programs and events." The group is currently focusing on the new Bown Crossing branch needs.

The Friends of the Boise Public Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization founded to promote the interest and welfare of the library. To learn more about the Spring Book Sale, donating books or joining the Friends organization, call 972-8247, or visit the library's website at www.boisepubliclibrary.org/Friends.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Boise Public Library
Address: 715 S. Capitol Blvd Boise, ID 83702
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Phone: (208) 384-4076

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