A January white sale isn’t just for retailers any more.
From Thursday through Monday, Jan. 27, Friends of the Livingston Library will have its own January White Sale by offering hundreds of books for sale at the library.
“Building on the success of our Black Friday Sale last November, Friends is taking another page from the retailer’s handbook and holding its own version of a January White Sale," said Teresa Allard, spokeswoman for the Friends.
The Friends expect to have more than 1,000 books available for sale.
During the clearance sale, stock will not be replenished, patrons should come early to get the best selection.
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, Friends volunteers will be removing all remaining old stock and replacing it with new inventory. On that day, prices will return to the sale's everyday low-price list.
Following the full restock, the Friends will continue its policy of replenishing the ongoing book shelves twice a week and doing a complete re-stock every 4-6 weeks.
Sale prices will be as follows for this week's sale:
- 25 cents for all adult hard cover and soft cover fiction books
- 50 cents for adult hard cover and soft cover nonfiction books
- 25 for all children's and young adult books
- $2 for DVDs
- 25 cents for other non-print media
- 10 cents for a selection of dime books
The sale will run during regular library hours and will work on the “honor system” where patrons select their books and pay at the cash box.
The next big Friends sale, called Beach Books and Poolside Prose, will be on May 31 and June 1 in the Livingston Public Library’s Program Room, where light summer reading and children’s games will be available.
The books sold by the Friends come primarily through donations.
Donations of gently used books, board games, electronic games, puzzles, audio books on CD, CDs, and DVDs can be deposited at the Friends Desk in the Library lobby anytime the Library is open.
The Friends ask people do not donate textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, VHS tapes or cassettes.
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. donors can request a tax receipt at the library help desk. The money the Friends raise through the book sales are donated to the Livingston Library to support programming and supplement book acquisitions.
For more information, visit http://livingston.bccls.org/friends.html or https://www.facebook.com/friendsofthelivingstonlibrary.