USED BOOK SALES
10 am - 4 pm
Main Room opens at 11 am
1 pm - 4 pm
Featured topics for
Academy Awards • Artificial Intelligence
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Classical Music & Opera LPs (Bargain Room)
Computers • Diabetes
Gilbert and Sullivan LPs
Renaissance and Lute Music LPs
Science • Spain (Hilton Collection)
And over 50,000 other items
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. You may pick up a ticket for yourself and
for one other person.
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 15.
Please bring grocery bags to put books into.
Hellstorm at This Month's Sale|
Don't worry - that's just the name of one series of remarkable
comic books recently donated to us. Dating from the 1970s through 2004,
other series include Team 7, Stryke Force, Ghost Rider, Morbius, Deathblow, Darkhold, Grifter, Extreme Sacrifice,
and Bloodstrike. The collection also includes Disney
comic books and dozens of others titles. Most will be priced at just $1
and many are already in plastic protective envelopes. Look for these in the Main Room on the
south wall across from the cashiers.
Preview our Shelves
sure to look at our
pictures from our Main Room for an advance peek at some of the tens of
thousands of interesting books available at this
Library Bond Meetings Tonight and in July
Artist's view of the proposed Downtown Library upgrades
The public has another chance to see plans and ask questions about the
proposed library and community center changes at a 7 pm meeting tonight, Wednesday,
June 11 at the Downtown Library at 270 Forest Avenue. The plans include updating the Downtown Library
by consolidating and redecorating its public space (see picture on left), moving
out some backroom staff, and making part of the library available for holding events.
The project would also remodel and expand the Main Library and
replace the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center with a combined
facility approximately 2.5 times larger. Tonight's meeting is sponsored by
the University South Neighborhood Association.
A poll in early 2007 found that fewer than the necessary 2/3 of likely voters
would approve a $45 million library measure. In the ensuing year, the
project's estimated cost has risen to $77 million, plus additional funds are
needed to acquire new library materials for the enlarged collection space at
Mitchell Park. The city is
mailing out information about the projects and conducting a second scientific poll of residents
beginning later this week to assess voter
interest. Results of that poll are expected to be discussed at a
City Council meeting on July 7 at City Hall,
250 Hamilton Avenue used to decided within a few weeks the exact content of the
ballot measure. The Council is then expected to discuss the proposed bond measure on July 21
and finalize it on August 4, all in time for the November 2008 ballot.
The $77 million projected price tag reflects savings suggested by local construction
experts. As presented to the City Council on May 19, they recommended
reducing the $11.7 million budgeted for project development, which includes
permits and inspections, thereby shaving costs by $3.4 million after inflation.
articles about the costs (Palo Alto
Palo Alto Daily News),
and the informational mailings, the city's
project website, and our quick views of the
New Bookcases in Children's Room
Our Children's Room has new colorful and spacious shelves, thanks
to a very kind donation from
Books Inc. of Palo Alto. The bookstore recently moved from the
Stanford Shopping Center to Town and Country Village and brought over their
extra shelves, which are a wonderful and much-welcomed improvement in the
Enjoy reading what's on newsstands around the world with a new
library service that shows you the latest issues of over 650 major international
newspapers from Albania to Zimbabwe. It's almost like having the actual
newspaper in your hands, as you can turn each page and zoom in to read any story
in that country's language. Funded by a grant from the Friends of the Palo
Alto Library, the Library PressDisplay service includes 97 US newspapers such as
the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Washington Post.
PressDisplay for free at home or the office at any time by just entering
your Palo Alto Library card number. Note that this service is different
from visiting a newspaper's website, in that it does not provide
up-to-the-minute news nor English translations.
College Terrace Branch Improvements Pushed Back
Concerns over historic preservation have moved the likely date for
seismic, electrical, and other improvements to the College Terrace Library to
April or May of 2009. The work was supposed to begin this year but
supports to strengthen the building against earthquakes will likely visually
impact the interior, necessitating further review. Once underway, the
project is expected to take at least a year, during which the adjoining
childcare facility will operate out of temporary facilities while the library
branch will be closed.
Library Closed Friday, July 4
Palo Alto's libraries will be closed on Friday, July 4 for the
Independence Day holiday. Even
when the libraries are closed, you can still
search the online catalog,
submit reference desk questions,
access many online resources, and
get book recommendations.
|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.