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Friends of the Libraries hosting book sale at Alden Library

The Friends of the Libraries is hosting a quarterly book sale, Oct. 20-22, in Alden Library's fourth floor lounge.

The sale begins with a preview on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and reconvenes Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) will be the last chance to buy the books until next quarter.  

About 7,000 books of all types and genres will be available for purchase. Prices range from 25 cents to $1.

"There are all types of books," says Art Wolley, Friends of the Libraries board of directors' member and retired OHIO English professor, who helps put the sale together. "I occasionally pick one up and say 'oh, that's interesting;' this time it was "Brain Sex," but there are also books on Southeastern Asia and an autobiography
of Betty White."  

The Friends of the Libraries, formed in 1979, work to help fill the gap between funding for the University Libraries and the cost of providing high-quality collections and services to the university community.

Money from the quarterly book sales goes directly to help fund library student-employee scholarships, guest speakers and small gifts.

The books on sale are donated by members of the Friends, as well as students, faculty, staff and community members. In fact, anyone can donate to the sale.

Donations can be made year round by dropping books into the wooden donation box across from the fourth floor entrance to Alden.