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Release Date: 08/22/2013

Friends of The Seattle Public Library Fall Book Sale set for Sept. 20-22

Friends Fall Book Sale

More than 150,000 books, CDs, DVDs and more will be up for sale to the public at bargain prices at the 2013 Friends of The Seattle Public Library Fall Book Sale, scheduled for Sept. 20-22.


This popular event, attended by thousands from throughout the region, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., Building No. 30 (Metro routes 30, 74, and 75). Parking is free. For more information, call the Friends of The Seattle Public Library at 206-682-7567, email alice@friendsofspl.org or visit www.friendsofspl.org.


This event marks the organization's first sale at Magnuson Park since relocating operational facilities to downtown Seattle last fall due to renovations to Building No. 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park. "We're excited that Building 30 will be ready in time for the Friends big Fall Book Sale" said Friends Board President Maggie Taylor.


A special preview sale for Friends members will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Members of the Friends may purchase up to 25 items at that time. Memberships from 2012 have been extended through 2013 and do not need to be renewed. New memberships are $15 in advance and $30 at the door. Memberships may be purchased in person at the FriendShop at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., or online at www.friendsofspl.org/membership.


Most items will sell for $1 to $2. Items will sell for half-price on Sunday.


The sale will feature a special "find a treasure" section of old, rare, and whimsical books (priced separately). Items to be discovered include a 1904 volume of a Sherlock Holmes series; a "Miscellanies Selected from The Public Journals," 1822, Boston; and a 1930s Clarence H. Knapp's "Sob Ballads."


Books that were part of the Library's Book Domino Chain will also be available for purchase. The Book Domino Chain World Record was set at the Central Library on May 31, 2013.


Items for the sale are donated by private individuals, book stores and the Library. Proceeds benefit the Library.


The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting the Library as an essential institution of our society. Friends volunteer members advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons, and the larger Seattle community. For more information, visit www.friendsofspl.org.

For more information contact:

Andra Addison, communications director

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