Alden Book Sale

Caitlin Kraus, a music therapy major, looks through boxes of books during the Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University book sale

Photographer: Patrick Traylor

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Friends of the Libraries book sale begins Nov. 8

Ohio University Libraries will host the Friends of the Libraries book sale on Alden Library's fourth floor Nov. 8 through Nov. 10.

All sale items are donations to the Friends' organization. Donor generosity increases each year, making the content of this sale quite diverse. The sale hours are:

Thursday, Nov. 8: 7-9 pm (Presale)
Friday, Nov. 9: 10-6 pm
Saturday, Nov. 10: 10-4 pm

The book sale represents a number of items from different subjects with a whole section dedicated to Ohio-related works. Subjects include social science, economics, education, children’s books, self-help, travel, cooking, art and many more. A number of foreign books on Southeast Asia are also included in the sale. Books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and even videodiscs are available.
Most of the books cost $1, however paperbacks are 25¢. Other valuable items like collections, art books, and the digital items vary in price. The presale is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, where items will be priced as double the cost.
The proceeds support the Ohio University Libraries' facilities and acquisitions, as well as intern positions, speakers, and much needed gifts, to name a few. These gifts are earmarked to enhance learning in the Libraries for Ohio University students. The money is also used to fund the Friends of the Libraries student scholarship, awarded annually to three student employees of the Libraries.
"In its little way it gives financial support for the operation of the libraries," said Art Woolley, associate professor of English emeritus and chair of the Friends' book sale.
Woolley is the principle coordinator of the sale. He dedicates much of his time sorting through hundreds of boxes of donations, narrowing his selections for the sale based on assumed consumer
This book sale is conducted with the help of student organizations, Connect and Phi Gamma Nu, and community members who work the sales desk.