I finally discovered the used book store in the basement of the Main Library in Albuquerque. Recently, I bought about 10 books for a grand total of $7.50.
As I was paying for the books, the man working there told me that they have a big sale every month. There’s one coming up on Saturday, November 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Here’s the description from the website:
Looking for great prices on gently used books, CDs, records, cassette tapes, etc.? The Friends monthly sales offer approximately 15,000 items for sale at reasonable prices. Paperbacks are just 25 cents each and hardbacks are 50 cents and up. Admission: $1 (10 am – 1 pm); FREE after 1 pm. Children and members FREE all day. Main Library Community Meeting Room. For more information visit the Friends for the Public Library website at www.friendsforthelibrary.org.
I find it amazing that this is so popular they actually charge admission, and the man told me the line is out the door and down the street. And if you’re looking for an even better deal, their semi-annual $3-a-bag Sunday Clearance Sale will be held November 14th, noon to 4 pm (free admission).
I’m having fun–come on along!