Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale Coming September 15-19!
August 10, 2021 — It's a sure-fire cure for winter boredom: Curl up with a book -- or two -- that you bought for a bargain at the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. You can also curl up with some classic vinyl tunes, music on CD or a favorite movie on DVD.
You can find it all at the huge Fall Book Sale September 15-19 at the E*Plex, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Admission and parking is free.
This year, Friends require that shoppers wear face masks.
Hours are Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Friends Night Preview Sale is Tuesday, September 14, 5-8 p.m. That night only, pay $5 at the door to shop, and join the Friends that night at no extra cost. Friends members admitted free. The Friends accept cash or check only, and parking is free.
Adult, young adult and children’s books and most audiovisuals are $1 or less; better books are priced $2 and up.
Join the Friends now and skip the line! Email , visit or call Sarah Hitesman, membership chair, 417-888-3077.
Proceeds from the Friends’ spring and fall book sales benefit the Springfield-Greene County Library District.
Here are some items you’ll find at the sale:
- The Military section includes collections on the Vietnam and Korean wars;
- A large collection of Black History/Culture including biographies, music, noted activists, authors and person of note;
- A collection of books by David Sedaris, who the Friends are hosting at a ticketed event October 21 in Springfield;
- A 6 ¼-inch-by 4 3/8-inch framed photograph of Horton Smith and J. Farrell at the Ryder Cup Benefit Match at Pinehurst, N.C. Photograph taken April 1, 1929;
- A donation from Drury University of about 180 German-language German literature books from the 1930s.