The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System are having their Annual Book Sale this weekend. Don’t miss out on the biggest book event in Oklahoma.
The first Book Sale was held in 1981 and has grown to become ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE NATION with over 600,000+ books for sale. Because of its size, the Book Sale is held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City and takes place during last full weekend of February each year. Hundreds of thousands of books, magazines, audio and videos are sold over a three day span – most for $1.00 or less!!
If you are already a friends member you can come on the Friday night pre-sale event. (I may see you there) or get yourself there on Saturday or Sunday. Admittance is FREE. It’s book lovers heaven. So Get Ready, Get Set, GO !
Saturday, February 26th, 2011
Open to the General Public – FREE – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Open to the General Public – FREE! – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
It’s that Summer Reading time of year, lists abound. Libraries have summer reading programs. And the rest of us want to sit on the stoop with a good book or hang out under the air conditioner.
Fyrefly’s Book Blog (This is a new blog for me, looks interesting)
Top 10 Summer Reading Lists For Kids and Teens: 2009 By Elizabeth Kennedy, About.com
And we’re off to the book races, the only sad thing is we all tend to read the same books and no one wants to take a chance and have a go at picking their own titles. Maybe this is the summer to ignore those experts and find your own voice or at least your own book.
Holy Cow Batman, I just got back from the Metropolitan Library System Book Sale. Don’t tell any of the hundreds of people lined up to get books that we don’t read any more. You would get flatten on their way to the book tables.
OK, maybe there weren’t quite that many people but it sure felt like it. I stood at one of the tables with a woman who said this was her first time and she just couldn’t believe it. She was going to have surgery and had to be off for 6 months and desperately needed reading material. We heard her husband paging her, but she wasn’t getting out of the line until we got to the end. My husband went once, freaked out by the crowds and hasn’t been back. This is a booksale Not for the faint of heart.
I however am very happy to have 72 paperbacks and 1 hardback, (saw it while going to the checkout line and it jumped into my bag). All of these treasures for only 37 dollars!!! The only thing that could make me happier would have been some knitting books, but either they were all gone, I didn’t find them or someone got to them first. Drat.
I love this book decadence, and it’s re-using resources, supporting a good cause and helping to stimulate the economy while saving money. Makes me feel like a saint.