The Cobb County Public Library System’s next Book Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, March 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta.
The semi-annual sale features donated books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, audiocassettes and videocassettes. Sale categories range from novels, home and garden, travel, history, science, biography and other topics for adults to children’s books for all reading levels. Prices vary from 50 cents to $4.
Jonathan McKeown, Associate Manager for Branch Services, says the Book Sale crowds always include new and return shoppers eager for bargains and a chance to catch up with friends. The events are held each fall and spring.
“We have people who look forward to the sale, not just for the books, but for the social aspect,” McKeown said. “It is a great opportunity to be around other book lovers and to talk books, literature and so much more.”
All profits from the sale go directly to buying more items for the library. Support for staging the event comes from community library volunteers and from Cobb County P.A.R.K.S. and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash and checks. On Friday until 1 p.m., electronic devices are not permitted. Shoppers will only be able to buy up to two boxes of items until 1 p.m. Friday. Please plan to pay and take items to your vehicle before continuing shopping.
Sunday is BYOB (Bring Your Own Box) Day, a chance to fill a box of any size for only $20 for books in the upper level of the venue and $10 for the lower section. Combination boxes will be $20.
The Book Sale is full of community spirit, McKeown said. “You always see people helping each other out to find that one particular book they are looking for,” he said.