Is there anything better than saving money on a great book? How about saving lots of money on lots of books at the Used Book Bag Sale at the Wichita Public Library?
The Friends of the Wichita Public Library used book bag sale will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019. And ALL books in the sale will be on sale for $5/bag!
The members’ preview sale will be in the morning from 8:30-10 a.m.
Then everyone else can shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.
This sale will be in the new Advanced Learning Library location in the library’s main floor Conference Rooms (just across the hall from the coffee shop).
That’s a huge room.
Funds raised by the $5 bag sale go toward the Friends’ advocacy work on behalf of the Wichita Public Library.
More than 30 volunteers will help put on the sale, and up to 1,000 people are expected to attend.
So bring your FWPL tote bag (or buy one for $2 at the sale) and fill it for $5, or use one of the plastic shopping bags they’ll have available for free at the sale.
There will be plenty of gently used (some look practically new!) books in just about every genre for readers of any age.
The Friends of the Library takes pride in the high quality books they offer. There will be DIY books, history, religion, health, self-help, fiction, romance, business, non-fiction, biographies, crafts, art, music, coffee table books, children’s books, and other genres.
In the past, most books were priced at $1 or less, and the last day of the sale was the bag sale—shoppers would bring their own bag and fill it for $5. But this sale is even better! The whole sale is “bag day!”
This used book bag sale is only one day long. Members of the Friends of the Library will get early access and the best selection. If you are not a member and would like early admission to the sale, memberships will be available at the door.
Then throughout the rest of the event, you’ll be able to shop thousands of well-organized, gently-used books in every category imaginable. Plastic bags will be provided for you or you can bring your Friends of the Library reusable tote if you have one. ALL BOOKS will be sold for $5 per bag!
Proceeds from book sales support programs and services at our Wichita public libraries.
For more info, visit the Friends of the Wichita Public Library on Facebook or call the library at 261-8500.
Dates: November 9, 2019
Times: 8:30-10 a.m. Members preview sale; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for everyone
Location: Main floor Conference Center of the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd Street, Wichita, KS 67203
Cost: Admission is free. Books are only $5 per bag! Plastic bags will be provided for you.
For more info, see their Facebook event page.
You can also donate used books and magazines that are clean and in good shape to Friends of the Wichita Public Library. These can be dropped off at any branch.
If you want to buy used books at great prices during the rest of the year, the Friends of WPL Used Bookstore is located inside the Wichita Public Library downtown.
And don’t forget to stop by for winter/summer reading. Kids and grownups alike benefit from a little reading time, and you don’t have to spend the big bucks to own great books. You’ll find great used books for sale at the Friends of the Wichita Public Library’s store, which includes high quality donations and library discards. They really do have a lot of books – both hardcover and paperback – including fiction in just about any genre, self-help, religion, biographies, crafts, art, music, health, business, coffee table books, children’s books, and more. Many books cost just $1 each!
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