October 18, 2001


Two Used Book Sales Will Be Held in November for Book Lovers

Weekend of November 9-12 and November 16-18


Two fall used book sales promise to offer plenty of bargains and give shoppers a chance to purchase nearly new books suitable for gift giving during the holidays.

The Anderson Library Committee will be hosting its Second Annual Nearly New Holiday Book Sale at the Anderson Branch Library, 7450 State Rd., the weekend of November 9-11. There will be a wide selection of holiday books, including cookbooks and coffeetable type books, as well as paperbacks, videos and CDs. A limited supply of first editions and collectibles will be housed in a separate section. "We have picked the best of the best for this sale," said Pat Noonan, of the Anderson Library Committee.

Through the Committee's efforts hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised to support the Anderson and Mt. Washington branch libraries. This group of committed volunteers also has provided trust funds for both branches to purchase books, established the Anderson Community Collection of oversized travel and art books, brought noted speakers to the branch, and provided funds for children and adult programming.


Book Sale Hours

The Seventh Annual Used Book Sale at the Madeira Branch Library, 7200 Miami Ave., will be held the following weekend, November 16-18, with a preview sale for Friends' members on Thursday, November 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. There will be books for both children and adults, priced from 50 cents on up, a limited number of encyclopedia sets, and holiday books "These are high quality books that are really outstanding," said Mary Lu Aft, President of the Friends. "There are a variety of coffeetable books, good fiction hardbacks, and a table of CDs and videos (no audio tapes or records), as well as art prints suitable for framing, which have become increasingly popular."

Memberships can also be purchased at the door, and include many benefits, such as invitations to special book sales and events, a ten percent discount on merchandise in the Library Friends' Shop, the Library's monthly calendar, and a subscription to LINKS, which features information about the Library.


Book Sale Hours

Information about events at the Main Library and 41 branch libraries is available on the Internet site: www.CincinnatiLibrary.org