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Georgina Cole Library Book Sale

by The Editors on September 21, 2010

Carlsbad Library Book SaleThe Friends of the Carlsbad Library will be selling off extra books on October 2-3, 2010 as part of their Fall Better Books Sale.

It will feature the best of the best – hundreds of nearly new volumes that have been culled from donations to the Friends of the Library bookstore throughout the year. . . “This year’s selection is outstanding,” said Devora Lockton, coordinator of the event, as she prepared items for the sale. . . The event will offer hundreds of coffee-table books and other fine volumes at a fraction of retail price. They include books on art, nature, photography and history, as well as cookbooks, children’s books and hardback copies of recent best-sellers.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. The sale will continue from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, when all remaining books will be half price. From the looks of that stack of books Kitty McMahon and Devora Lockton are organizing it would appear that there will be enough copies of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code to go around. For the rest of the details, follow the jump.
Better Books Sale set for Oct. 2-3

CARLSBAD – Friends of the Carlsbad Library volunteers are busy sorting and pricing books in preparation for the group’s Fall Better Books Sale.

The sale is set for Oct. 2-3 in the Community Room of the Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. It will feature the best of the best – hundreds of nearly new volumes that have been culled from donations to the Friends of the Library bookstore throughout the year.

“This year’s selection is outstanding,” said Devora Lockton, coordinator of the event, as she prepared items for the sale.

The event will offer hundreds of coffee-table books and other fine volumes at a fraction of retail price. They include books on art, nature, photography and history, as well as cookbooks, children’s books and hardback copies of recent best-sellers.

If the turnout is like that of past years, people will be lined up outside the door when the sale opens to get first choice. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. The sale will continue from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, when all remaining books will be half price.

Proceeds from the event go toward the purchase of library books and materials and help fund library programs, such as the Summer Reading Program for children and Carlsbad Reads Together, the annual community-wide reading event that takes place every April.

In addition to hosting special sales throughout the year, Friends of the Library volunteers staff the used book store at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane. They also offer used books and magazines for sale at the Georgina Cole Library.

People can donate books and magazines they no longer need by bringing them to the check-out desk of either library or by placing them in the donation bin near the Dove Library’s service entrance on the south side of the building.

Some donated items go into the library’s collection, while the rest are sold by the Friends, who raise more than $100,000 a year for library programs and materials.

For more information, call the bookstore at (760) 602-2020 or go online to www.carlsbadlibrary.org and click on “Support Us.”

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