The Friends of the Acton Libraries Book Sales
Thanks to everyone who came out to the October 2013 Book Sale. The next sale will be held January 31, 2013-February 2, 2014:
limited to Members of the
Friends of the Acton Libraries
Friday, January 31, 2013, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m.
For more than 40 years, the Friends have been holding book sales in Acton. These popular events draw hundreds of book lovers to the Library meeting room, where thousands of great books can be found at rock-bottom prices.
All Friends sales begin on Saturday at 9 a.m. promptly. The best selection is right at the beginning, and so, too, are the biggest crowds.
Sales take place in the first-floor meeting room near the Library's main entrance. Children's books, as well as many adult paperbacks, are in the Solarium--the space just to the left of where you enter the library. Though the selection is best early, bargains can still be unearthed as the day goes on, and the later you come, the more pleasurable your browsing experience is likely to be. Please check the Events Calendar for book sale times and to learn about the exclusive Preview Night.
Book Sale Prices
(subject to change)
Most Hardcover Books*: $2.00
Most Trade Paperbacks*: $2.00
Children's Paperbacks: $1.00
Mass Market Paperbacks: $1.00
DVDs and CDs: $2.00
* Deluxe books cost a few dollars more. Prices are clearly marked on stickers on their covers.
Book Sale Leftovers
People often ask us where the leftover books go at the end of a sale. We are lucky to be in touch with volunteers from charitable organizations who take many of them.
If you represent a charitable organization and would like books, please contact Carol Domblewski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-263-2046 before the sale. The privilege of collecting on the day of the sale is extended only at certain times and to those who have called in advance.
The Friends are grateful to everyone who donates books.
Books may be donated at any time the library is open. We welcome all books in good condition, and we especially love to get good-quality children's books.
If something is torn, moldy, or marked up heavily we do not resell it. We also cannot resell, and so no longer accept, magazines, videotapes or cassette tapes.
If you plan on donating books, please understand that we cannot guarantee the destination or use of that book. Some people donate to us thinking their donation will end up on the Library shelves. Occasionally, that does happen. The staff checks most donations to see whether they contain a book that the library might wish to purchase, replace, or own additional copies of. But patrons cannot earmark donations for the Library.
Also, we cannot accept books on the day of the sale because we screen, sort, and evaluate donations, all of which requires more time, thought, and effort than we can afford to give them on sale days.
All donations to the Friends of the Acton Libraries are deductible to the extent permitted by law. Copies of our exemption letter, our exemption application, and all supporting documents are available for public inspection at the Acton Memorial Library.
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