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Bargain Books On Offer at the VPL Fall Book Sale

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Book lovers and bargain hunters, head down to Vancouver’s Central Library this week. The Vancouver Public Library is holding a book sale on October 27, 28 and 29. There will be thousands of item on sale at prices ranging from 75 cents to $2.50 – a bargain, I’m sure you’ll agree.

This is an excellent chance to expand your personal library while simultaneously supporting an important Vancouver resource. Bring cash and your own bags, and then go to work browsing through what’s on offer. Make sure you give items a look over before buying, though, as all sales are final. While everything is a steal, prices do vary across different types. Here is a pricing breakdown:

  • Adult non-fiction – $2.50
  • Children’s non-fiction – $0.75
  • Fiction – $0.75
  • Children’s picture books – $1.50
  • Multilingual books (excluding language learning materials) – $0.75
  • CDs & DVDs – $2.50
  • Books on tape – $0.75
  • Large print books – $0.75
  • Pocket fiction – $0.75
  • Dictionaries & language learning materials – $2.50
  • “Special finds” – Prices vary

The sale was originally supposed to take place in September but was cancelled due to a flood. It is organised by the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library, which organises sales (as well as various other events) throughout the year. Check out their website for details of other upcoming events as well as information on how to get involved with their activities.

Anyone looking to get rid of a few books, rather than accumulate them, can also donate unwanted volumes to the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library. Donations will be used for this and future sales.

Vancouver Public Library Book Sale

When: Thursday-Friday, 27-28 October, 2016

Time: 10am – 9pm (Thursday), 10am – 6pm (Friday & Saturday)

Where: Promenade, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street

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