Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Books, Books, and Guess What...

Jefferson Regional Library Book Sale in Charlottesville, Virginia
MORE BOOKS!  This week, through Saturday, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library system in Charlottesville will attempt to sell 200,000 books and raise $100,000 for Friends of the Library!  Located in the basement of the Gordon Branch Library, books have been donated as well as pulled from library collections.  Books will be 1/2 off the last day of the sale, Saturday, but the best titles may be gone by then.

The spring sale, pulled in $143,000 and it's a good way to support our local library system that always seems feeding from the bottom of the budget trough. 

On Sunday, day two, I went to this semi-annual sale and found most books were just a dollar or two.  Along with rooms and rooms full of books of all categories, there were also VCR tapes, and DVDs.  When book dealers are loading up you know it's a good sale (this is a "reading" town after all).

Jefferson Regional Library Book Sale at Gordon Library in Charlottesville, VirginiaI found some great books on gardening, some vintage postcards, and a strange German Art book from 1938 containing around 100 prints.  May be I just found a million dollar collection (yeah right).  Regardless it has beautiful loose prints of German works of art. My preliminary online research has been difficult since I don't speaka-the-German.  So far I have discovered that the editor of the book started a coffee bean business and invented "decaf" coffee.  He also had conversations with Hitler.  

Go check out the sale, you may find a treasure or at least one good book if not a stack!  -Rebecca

1 comment:

  1. I love these types of bulk sales. It has been a while since I have actually been to one.

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