Friends Of The Library Book Sale

This holiday weekend marks the annual Friends of the Library booksale for my local libraries.

I was super excited to go as I always am because you never know what you will find hidden amongst the books.

This year I managed to go on the presale day (which is today) and this allows me to pay a yearly fee ($10) and this allows me early access to the sale before everyone else comes this weekend.

I have been told in the past that I should pay this small fee so that I can get in before hand. So since today was a ped day for my son we decided to walk to it.

This year the moved locations and quite honestly I think this could be a huge downfall for them this year because in previous years they have held the sale in the arena which is huge and plenty of room to move around in and this year they moved to a local chalet and quiet honestly there wasn’t alot of room it seemed small and jammed pack.

They had plenty of tables and they were still putting books out when we were leaving. Now there wasn’t that many there when I got there apart from handful of volunteers but it was hard to get around to look at the books while this was going on.

Sadly there wasn’t alot of selection of books available. The majority of the books were previous library books and some very old hardcovers and paper backs. A good majority of the books were in french this year compared to other years. There was also alot more public donations in previous years as well.

So everything I am going to show you was bought for $8. So its not that bad although I have done better at previous library sales.

They were selling these posters for $1 each and we liked them so the big one is Michael’s and that little one is mine.

The books we got were:
  • Hockey’s Hottest Defensemen
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid dvd
  • Wayne Gretsky The Great One and the Next ones VHS
  • Fifty Shades of Grey Vol 1 E.L James ( I was surprised to see this one there and nabbed it)
  • Annabel by Kathleen Winter
  • Teen Idol by Meg Cabot
  • Penguins
  • Jump Math workbooks 2 (1 &2) and 3 (1 & 2)

I love library sales, don’t you?

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First Friends of the Library Booksale for 2012

Today I went to my first Friends Of the Library book sale today for 2012. This isn’t my local library and Dorval is the next city over from me.

Blue arrow represents I am and the black is where Dorval is.

I have to say I went in with high hopes because the last few years that I have gone I have gotten amazing finds. This year I did it alone since Tina @ Bookshipper was unable to attend.

When I walked in at 1pm the place was crowded  and from looking around they had a huge amount of books, magazines, cds, and DVDs. So I was excited. I automatically went to the back wall where they usually have the children and teen books. Well when I got to the table I was rather disappointed. They didn’t have any teen books at all and the majority of books were library books and not many personally owned books.

I did manage to find some books for Michael but not alot compared to other years. From there I went to the fiction section with hopes of finding some great books and that too was a bit disappointing since that was mainly library books and a few personally owned books.

I asked a volunteer before I started to dig into bags and boxes under the table if it was okay to do so since I wasn’t sure if the bags belonged to anyone and that too was a let down because they were dirty old paperback and smelly books.

I did manage to find some stuff which I will share with you: (I got all this for $30)

-It’s Not me, It’s You by Stephanie Wilder Taylor
-The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint (now why couldn’t this sale have been before Charles came to town?)
-GTO a graphic novel
-Postcard Killers by James Patterson
-Black Cat a graphic novel
-Bliss by Lauren Myracle
-The Prenup
-Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
-Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts (this is part of a series that I started to read)
-Hellbound Hearts by assorted authors (Kelley Armstrong is in it)
-The Living Dead 2 by assorted authors (Kelley Armstrong is in it)

-I found one Jughead double digest for Tina cause she loves Archies

-Fat Girl by Judith Moore this sounds good

These are for Michael:
-A beginner’s guide to drawing comics, caricatures and cartoon strips
-Brickbeards treasure
-The amazing Spongebobini
-Magical Pokemon how do you do journey
-Reading workbook
-Pokemon of Battle dimension The secret of the tower
-Pokemon Team Rocket Blasts off

Then I saw Season 1-2-3 of Stargate so I had to nab them. Here is where I admit that I had a huge crush on Richard Dean Anderson.

For some reason I saw the first season of Stargate but don’t recall watching the rest so what better chance to get caught up then with this?

Then I saw Dancing with the Stars cardio Dance and nabbed this one to. I currently began a diet and I think this is a great motivation.

So this is what I managed to get at the Friends of the Library sale. I know this year the selection was down from other years.

Have you been to any library sales? Have you noticed the difference in the books and selection?

copyright 2010, Cindy (Cindy’s Love Of Books)
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