Wednesday, February 22, 2012

March into LA library book sales


Spring means cleaning out the old and bringing in the new books! Here are library sales happening in the Bayou State in March:
First up is the LSU Libraries Friends of the Libraries Annual Book Bazaar March 1-3 at the LSU Mini-Farm and Nelson Memorial buildings on the LSU campus. More than 65,000 used books will be for sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
Books of interest include The Hamilton Collection 18th and 19th century leather-bound books, rare Louisiana items, “The Architectural Style of A. Hays Town” and more.
Proceeds from the bazaar help to fund special purchases for the Libraries' collections, and come from the sale of donated books.
For more information, call the Book Barn at (225) 578-5925. Leave a message and a Friend will call you back.
The Friends of the Lafayette Library will hold their spring book sale from Thursday through Saturday, March 8-10, at the Heymann Convention Center Ballroom, 1373 College Road in Lafayette. Books will be sold by the inch and include a large variety of subjects.
For a small fee you can join the Friends and be admitted to the Friends Members Only night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
For more information, call (337) 501-9209.
The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library will conduct its semi-annual Big Book Sale beginning on Thursday, March 29, at the Pontchartrain Center, 4545 Williams Blvd. at the Lake, in Kenner. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, March 29-31 and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 1.
More than 60,000 gently used books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, videotapes, music tapes, and vinyl records will be offered for sale. According to members of the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library, the sale includes an exceptional collection of collectibles, art, travel, history, military and Civil War books.
For more information, call (504) 455-2665 or email at friendsjpl@yahoo.com.
Have a book sale you want to promote? Let me know at chere@louisianabooknews.com.