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Spring Used Book Sale!

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Join the Friends of the Multnomah County Library at the annual Spring Used Book Sale, Oregon’s biggest and best used book sale, April 26-29, 2019. This sale features over 40,000 items at great prices. Hardcover and quality trade paperbacks start at $2, mass market paperbacks and children’s books at 50 cents and $1, CDs at $1, and DVDs at $2. Also available are comic books, graphic novels, audio books, LPs, video games, pamphlets, sheet music, and maps – all sorted and in excellent condition. This sale will feature a large number of mass market sci-fi books, starting at 50 cents each, as well as many other weird and wonderful books. Proceeds of the sale benefit the programs of the Multnomah County Library.

The event takes place at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel Exhibit Hall, 1000 NE Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon 97232. The event is easily accessible by TriMet/MAX. Vouchers providing $3 parking in the on-site garage are available to all attendees.

  • Friday, April 26, 6pm-9pm - Members Only Pre-Sale + Collector’s Corner

  • Saturday, April 27, 9am-9pm - Trivia Contest 6pm-9pm (with no-host bar) + Collector’s Corner

  • Sunday, April 28, 11am-5pm - Educators Discount Day, 50% off with school ID

  • Monday, April 29, 9am-3pm - 50% off EVERYTHING

The weekend’s activities will once again include our popular Trivia Contest on Saturday night from 6pm-9pm, featuring a no-host bar and prizes for the winning teams. This year’s trivia night will feature questions suggested by Multnomah County librarians. Sunday will also see the return of Educators Discount Day, when educators receive 50% off all purchases with a valid school ID.

In addition to the general inventory, the Collector's Corner on Friday and Saturday offers a variety of unusual, scarce and surprising finds, including signed and gift-quality books in a variety of genres, ephemera, quality vintage vinyl records, DVDs and affordable non-book novelties. For Spring, we are promoting the eternal call of the NW: "Don't Stop Believin' " (that books are magic!) with strong fantasy andd sci-fi, Black history and culture, fascinating people and current events, and provocative topics sections. Of course tried and true sections on Portland and the Northwest, book arts, DIY, kids, art, hobbies, DIY, non-fiction, etc. will return in force! Everything in the Corner is hand-picked and special. Come check it out!

While admission to the event is free, the sale opens Friday with a Members Only Pre-Sale from 6pm-9pm. Memberships can be purchased at the door, but those interested in attending the Members­ Only Pre­-Sale are strongly encouraged to join or renew their membership in advance. People can join online at friends-library.org, at the Friends Library Store in Central Library (801 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205) or by mailing a check to 1020 SW Taylor, Ste. 439, Portland, OR 97205. Annual individual memberships are $25 and family memberships are only $35.

The sale’s Book Depot offers an invaluable service to shoppers on Friday and Saturday. Shoppers can drop off boxes or bags of books they plan to purchase and then continue to browse while volunteers total the purchases to expedite checkout. Volunteers are also available to help load boxes into nearby vehicles.

Please note: no electronic devices to check prices will be allowed during Friday’s Members Only event. Phones and scanners will be allowed Saturday through Monday for checking individual items. Items may not be set aside to be scanned later.

For more information or to become a Friends of the Library member, visit friends­-library.org or call (503­) 224-­9176.

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