Friends of the Library Book Sale Tomorrow

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Silver City Friends of the Library (FOL) Book Sale takes place on Saturday, May 13, from 10:00am-2:00pm, at the FOL Bookstore, 1510 Market Street–in the big yard on Market Street across from Cheyenne Street, six blocks west of the Habitat for Humanity Restore yard.

Everyone is invited to come wander amongst the full shelves of quality books and to purchase as many volumes as they want at low prices. You do not have to be a member of FOL to purchase items.

“The Friends of the Library Bookstore continues to receive donations of hundreds of books that keep the shelves full of intriguing and compelling reading.  A large percentage of these are in excellent condition.  The volunteers for FOL work hard to keep the bookstore in reader-ready condition in order to help booklovers find printed and electronic media treasures to own and to give as gifts,” said a representative of the organization.

One special display features rare first editions and collectible books.  Priced at a fraction of what they would cost new are a number of collectible book sets on history, art, and reference material.  There is a large collection of books for toddlers, picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and books for adolescents and young adults.  A superb selection of “coffee table” books on art, history, outdoors, photography, travel, and other topics is also available.  Also available are a number of the Great Courses at greatly reduced prices, as well as a large collection of foreign language books, in particular Spanish, Chinese, Italian, German, and Latin.

Separate displays are arranged throughout the Bookstore for over fifty individual authors.  These are in addition to displays of more than thirty different categories– fiction (including romance, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, military, historical, westerns, action/adventure, horror, paranormal) and non-fiction (including literary classics, plays, poetry, world history, American history, Native American history, biographies, memoirs, human behavior, religion, travel, music, gardening, landscaping, cookbooks, food writing, archaeology, architecture, DIY, animals, ranching, automotive, arts and crafts). The FOL Bookstore has separate sections for large print books, as well as a large section of books for education and home schooling.

Inside the Bookstore, hardback and trade paperback books are priced at $1.00 each and paperbacks at $0.50 each.  In some individual cases, books may be priced higher.  Clearance items sales take place in the FOL parking lot where visitors can purchase a bag of books (special bags are provided in the parking lot) at $2.00 per bag.  Sets of books in the parking lot are priced significantly lower than value or retail cost.

The Friends of the Library accepts donations of books from the public and uses these donations to raise funds to support the Silver City Library’s programs and activities.

Mark your calendars for the next FOL book sale on Saturday, September 9. For information about the Friends of the Library, contact

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