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Sale Offers Thousands Of Used Books At Bargain Prices

Posted November 17, 2005 8:50 a.m. EST

— More than 300,000 books are up for sale at this year's Wake County Public Libraries fall book sale, which runs through Sunday.

Proceeds from the sale are returned to the county to purchase new library books.

Admission to the sale is free for the public. Parking is at a premium, but customers may drive up to the front-door loading zone upon finishing their shopping. Shoppers can also bring hand trucks or book carts to use.

Prices decrease as the sale progresses. On Friday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., premium prices will be $4 for hardbound books and $1 for paperbacks.

On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., prices drop to $2 for hardbound books, 50 cents for paperbacks, and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., bargain prices are $5 a box, $2 a bag. The library will provide boxes and bags and the customer packs them.

This year's sale is at the former Raleigh Office Supply Building,

712 Tucker St.

in Raleigh in the "Glenwood South" district between Glenwood Avenue and St. Mary's Street.