For Immediate Release: July 26, 2013
For More Information: Joy Testa Cinquino, Assistant Deputy Director Development & Communications, 716-858-7182
Thousands of used hardcover and paperback books, cassettes, CDs, albums and VHS movies ranging from fiction to non-fiction, biography, reference, children’s, adult and teen reading materials will be available for sale at the Downtown Central Library’s annual Used Book Sale on Thursday – Saturday, August 8 – 10, at 1 Lafayette Square. All items will be just 50 cents. The sale takes place on the Library’s lower level and shoppers are asked to enter the Library from the Ellicott Street entrance (between Clinton Street and Broadway).
A special feature of this year’s sale is an “Early Bird Preview” on Thursday, August 8 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. with an entry donation of $5 per person. Items bought during the Early Bird Preview are 50 cents each and entry will be first come – first served. The $5 donation will go directly toward the Library’s “Bucks for Books” campaign for purchase of new reading materials.
Sale Hours are: Thursday, August 8, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Friday, August 9, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
• Thursday, Aug 8, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Early Bird Preview, $5 donation, first come- first served
Purchases may be made by cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, or Discovery card.
“We love holding the Used Book Sale every year,” states Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski. “We feel as if we are helping these books find good homes! Materials sold at the book sale are no longer in circulation, may be slightly damaged, or have been donated for public sale. Each year there’s a huge assortment available for sale at bargain basement prices.”
The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System is currently running its “Dig into Reading” summertime reading initiative targeted toward school age children. Visit your local library for details. The Library System has more than 2.6 million materials available for borrowing including books, eBooks, DVDs, music and more. Free library card applications can be downloaded and taken to any of the 37- local public libraries for processing. A valid form of identification and proof of address is necessary. For more information call 716-858-8900 or visit www.BuffaloLib.org .