The Friends Bookstore in the Downtown Birmingham Library (isn’t their new site swanky?) kicks of its Big Bag Sale today! The sale runs through July 14th. Basically you show up, pay $6 for a Friends’ Book Tote and stuff, cram, and mash as many books and magazines as you can in there. Whatever you can fit you get to take home. How fun does that sound? The shop’s hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Here’s a link to a photo-tour I did a while back when the store remodeled the space.
Happy book hunting Birmingham!
There is a Used Book Sale at the Hoover Library this Saturday (March 16, 10a-5p) and Sunday (2p-5p). Looks like hardbacks and paperbacks will be priced at 50 cents a piece. This sale is being organized by the Friends of the Hoover Library group. Certainly worth swinging by this weekend to see what they have!
The sale is being held downstairs. Here is a quick photo tour of the library bookstore with photos and directions (about half-way down the post) of where this weekend’s book sale is being held.
Hope you find something good!
There is a used-book sale this Saturday, September 29th at the Whistle Stop Festival in Irondale. The book sale runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is being held by the Friends of the Irondale Library group. They plan on having a booth set up in front of the library (which is about a block from the railroad tracks). They also will have more tables with books for sale set up inside the library.
I think this might be a great quick little stop this weekend. Especially if you can get there early enough before the tables are picked through. I have not heard any information on prices. But if they stick with what they usually charge you will be looking at 50 cents to $2 per book. Have a good weekend!
Grab your helmets and elbow pads, it’s time for the annual Friends Blockbuster Used Book Sale in Homewood! This is always a good sale, with mountains of used-books stacked all around a large room at the Homewood Public Library. There is a special prview night on Friday, August 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. but this pre-event is for Friends of the Library members (it’s $5 for an individual membership and $10 for a family. PDF form to join.) only.
The doors do open to the public on the weekend though:
- Saturday, August 11th from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Sunday, August 12th from 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
It’s always a good well curated sale and it’s always crowded. Prices usually fall in the $1-$4 range. Though it’s not uncommon to find 50 cent books in the kids sections. While all the good finds go early in the sale, it’s also fun towards the end of the sales as they often start offering “Fill a grocery sack for $5” kind of deals.