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Book Lovers Delight: University Library Holds Book Sale Nov. 14-17

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October 31, 2006 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University community members -- students, faculty, staff, and alumni with a valid WildCard or an alumni ID -- are invited to preview and take advantage of the best selection of Northwestern University Library's annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. The sale, which continues through Friday, Nov. 17, will take place in Ver Steeg Lounge, on the third floor and in the South Tower of University Library, 1970 Campus Drive. 

With more than 14,000 new and used books, this year's book sale is the biggest ever, featuring a mix of fiction and non-fiction, with an especially good selection of books in literary criticism, journalism and media, business, science and technology, and Northwestern University Press overstock. Included in the sale will be CDs, DVDs and VHS cassettes, as well as vintage record albums and periodicals.

The book sale will open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Wednesday, Nov. 15. The price of all books will be reduced by 50 percent on Thursday, Nov. 16, when the sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The final hours of the sale will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at which time any remaining items will be more deeply discounted.

On Nov. 14 and 15, hardcover books will cost $3 each; quality paperbacks will sell for $2; and mass market paperbacks will cost 50 cents.

For more information about the book sale, call Jessica Bartlett at (847) 491-2932 or visit the book sale site www.library.northwestern.edu/booksale/.