USED BOOK SALES
10 am - 4 pm
Main Room opens at 11 am
1 pm - 4 pm
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4000 Middlefield Road
Northwest corner of the Cubberley Community Center
More information on the sales
Donate your old books
All proceeds go to help Palo Alto libraries.
Main Book Room Sale
In our Main Room, prices are way below what used book stores charge. Paperbacks are 50 cents and up, and
hardcovers are $1 and up. Numbered tickets for the Main Room are given out beginning at 8 am on Saturday.
These reserve your place in the line that forms before the 11 am opening.
Each person may pick up one or two tickets.
Children's Books in K6
Room K6 in the K wing (see
entirely filled with children's books and toys. You'll find picture books,
school age fiction, award winners, non-English titles, and books for parents and
teachers, many for under $1. This room and the Bargain Room open at 10 am
Bargain Books in K7
Next door in K7 is the Bargain Room, where paperbacks
are 50 cents, hardcovers are $1, and children's books are just 25 cents each.
The room also contains many LP records and 78s at $1 each. All items are
half off after 12:30 pm on Saturday and all day on Sunday. On Sunday, you
can also buy grocery bags in the Bargain Room for $5 and fill them with books.
Non-Profit Book Giveaway
Non-profit organizations and schools that need free books should come to the
Bargain Room this month from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday, June 10.
Please bring grocery bags to put books into.
|We're always eager to hear your suggestions for ways to
improve our book sale. Please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or mention them to a volunteer at the sale.
Dad Will be Walking on Air|
Father's Day is coming - so pick up gifts for Dad and everyone else interested
in planes, helicopters, soaring, and spacecraft on the special Aviation table
near the Science shelves in the Main Room. You'll find there both modern
and collectible books and magazines on Aeronautics, Aircraft Design, Gliders,
Kites, Model Airplanes, Paper Airplanes, Rockets, and Space Flight.
a sample of the table contents.
Window Shop on Your Computer
Check out our shelf preview
pictures to see some of the tens of thousands of books for sale this weekend.
Free Boxes, Binders, and Books
Please help yourself to all the free packing boxes and binders at the
entrance (north) door to our Main Room. The boxes are on the right,
between the building and the entrance ramp. The binders are at the top
of the ramp. Because our Main Room gets crowded, please don't bring
boxes inside. This month, the free books on the book cart by the Main Room
exit door include Paul Kennedy's Preparing for the Twenty-First Century
and Robert James Waller's The Bridges of Madison County.
Book Group Chooses Next Year of Reading
Here's what the Friends of the Palo Alto Library book group will be reading over the coming year. The group
meets from 7:30 to 9 pm on the second Thursday of every month at the Lucie Stern
Community Center Fireside Room at 1305 Middlefield Road. Click on any
title to learn more it:
Children's Library Progress
The Children's Library
is looking more and more complete, as you can see in this picture of the new
wing! See many more
pictures of the renovation of the original building and
construction of the new areas. The branch is currently scheduled to
reopen in September 2007.
So Much to Read
Are you up for reading 800 books a day? That's how many new titles and
editions were released each day of 2006, according to preliminary data
from R.R. Bowker, compiler of Books
in Print. It totals 291,920
books for the entire year, which is up more than 3% from 2005 and close to the all-time
high of 295,523 new titles published in 2004.
Year-to-year changes in specific categories sometime indicate trends in reading tastes or
at least suggest areas publishers think are hot. For instance, 10% fewer
juvenile and cooking titles were released in 2006 than in 2005. Computer
books were down by 11%, while 17% more adult fiction titles were released than
in 2005, biographies were up 15%, and business titles rose 12%.
Exciting Summer Reading Programs for Youth
The library is again holding two summer reading programs this year. Children
up through the fifth grade can join Get A Clue @ Your Library.
At the start, you set a goal for how many books you'll read over the summer. Once
you get to your goal, you receive a certificate, a free paperback book, a coupon
for a free pizza at Round Table, and other surprises. You can also attend a series of
Wacky Wednesday summer events each week at 3:30 pm.|
Sixth through twelfth graders can set a similar summer reading goal in the YNK @ Your
Library teen program. Reaching that goal not only gives you a
certificate, free paperback book, coupon for a free Round Table pizza, and other
surprises, but also makes you eligible to win a $100 iTunes gift certificate and other cool
prizes such as ice cream coupons and movie passes. You'll also want to
events, including a presentation by Dr. Uwe Bergmann of the Stanford Linear
Sign up for these programs from June 14 through
July 31 at any Palo Alto branch library or
online. Prizes will be awarded August 1
through August 27. The programs are sponsored by local merchants and
the Friends of the Palo Alto Library.