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Durham library book sale this week; Wake's tentatively moved to December

Posted April 8, 2014

It looked like Black Friday at the Wake County Libraries' Annual Booksale in a former Winn-Dixie Supermarket in the South Station Shopping Center, 1514 Garner Station Blvd. in Raleigh, on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009.

Believe it or not ... we're just a couple of months away from summer break for traditional calendar kids.

I always load up on books before break so the kids can have something new to read on road trips, family vacations and lazy summer afternoons. So I love library book sales and consignment sales where you can pick up books for pennies on the dollar.

Wake County libraries usually holds its book sale in May. Because of various issues, this year it likely won't be held until December.

But lovers of cheap books have another option this week. Friends of the Durham Library will hold its spring book sale. It's open to the public Saturday and Sunday at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham.

The sale will offer a wide variety of authors and genres with more than 70,000 books, along with audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Book prices start at 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hard overs. Parking is free. Proceeds support Durham County Library programs and services.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday; and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, when a $7 bag sale is offered (bags are supplied by the Friends). You also can shop from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday during the Friends members only sale. The general public can join the group at the door. Debit and credit cards are accepted at the sale.

Mini book sales also are held daily at Durham's seven locations. Checks and cash only are accepted at the mini sales.

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  • raleighboy524 Apr 11, 2014

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    It has the oldest public library system in the state. When you learn to read, come over and give it a try.

  • tsquaring Apr 11, 2014

    Durham has a library?