Bag o' books for a buck

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Northwestern University Library is holding its annual book sale this week. The sale is open to the public on Thursday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and pre-sale is open to students and alumni (with alumni ID) on Wednesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And:

Everyone is welcome to take part in “Buck-a-Bag Day,” Friday, May 13. That’s when bargain seekers can fill up a bag with books, videos and records for $1 or a box for $2. The event features Northwestern University Press overstock, some 200 VHS tapes (with an emphasis on opera and jazz) and especially good collections in African studies, Latin American studies, transportation and plays. Until “Buck-a-Bag Day,” hardcover books cost $3 each; quality paperbacks $2; and mass-market paperbacks cost 50 cents each.


Follow-up to my post on April 15: The Guardian has now published its progress to date on the 24-hour literary clock. Search your shelves to add more, ahem, timely entries!






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