The deadline to donate books to the Friends of Scarsdale Public Library Annual Book Sale is quickly approaching -- and Kathy Steves, who runs the ambitious sale says that more than 60,000 almost-new and out-of-print books, including bestsellers, classics, biographies, fiction, parenting, cooking, art and antiques, computers, humor, self-help, drama, religion, business and poetry have already been donated. The last day to make your donation is Saturday August 25, so take care of it today.
Steves reports that though contributions are robust, the donations may not include as many current bestsellers as there were in previous years. Why? Because this year many residents were downloading books to their Kindles, Nooks and iPads, and therefore had fewer new offerings to donate. The good news is that the volume of donation remains strong – so you are sure to find something you like at a very reasonable cost. Massmarket paperbacks are already for sale in the library lobby.
Over 30 volunteers are now presorting the books into categories for the buyer’s convenience. There is also a large selection of books for children, as well as DVDs, CDs, videotapes, books on tape, and sheet music. More than $45,000 was raised last year. All proceeds from the sale support library programs and projects.
The official book sale will be held from Friday, September 7th through Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Scarsdale Public Library, Olmsted Road and Post Road, Scarsdale, NY. The sale will begin on Friday, September 7th from 7 to 9 pm with a “Friends” preview. New members may join at the door that evening for $25. New books are added to the sale daily.
Here is the complete schedule for the sale:
- Saturday, Sept. 8: 9am - 4:30pm
- Sunday, Sept. 9: 10am - 4pm
- Monday, Sept. 10: 11 am – 8pm
- Tuesday Sept. 11: 11 am – 8 pm
- Wednesday, Sept. 12: 11am – 8 pm
- Thursday, Sept. 13: 11 am – 5 pm
- Friday, Sept. 14: 11am - 4:30pm
- Saturday, Sept. 15: 9am - 4:30pm
- Sunday, Sept. 16: 11am - 4pm