Annual Book Sale, SLO Friends of the Library
The San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library will be presenting their highly-anticipated 33rd Annual Book Sale, March 1 ��" 3, 2012.
The sale takes place at the San Luis Obispo Veterans Memorial Building, 801 Grand Avenue. Times will be as follows:
Thursday, March 1st 6:00 p.m. ��" 9:00 p.m.
(Members only, with memberships sold at the door)
Friday, March 2nd 10:00 a.m. ��" 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 3rd 9:00 a.m. ��" 2:00 p.m.
There will be an unusually large number of items available this year, including approximately 8,000 audio-visual items, and 20,000 books. Especially abundant are books in the children’s, literature, and history categories.
Books will be sold at $1 per inch. CDs and DVDs will be $1. VHS tapes, audio tapes and books on tape will be 50 cents.
An excellent selection of Special Price Books will be available, including the following titles:
- Handbook and Sketchbook by Robert Crumb, founder of the underground comic movement. His works are highly collectible.
- Yestermorrow (1991) - a signed copy by the author Ray Bradbury.
- Tales of Tahitian Waters (1931) by Zane Grey, first edition.
- Pathways to Historic Places in the Area a book of local history by Nicholson and Loughran.
- Parade of Our Golden Years a collection of early photographs of San Luis Obispo County, signed by Louisiana Dart well-known San Luis Obispo personality and then curator of the County Historical Museum.
- Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan, an attractive edition published by the American Baptist Publication Society (c. 1852).
- Poetical Works by John Milton, attractively bound (c. 1880).
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe ��" a 1901 edition with 80 black and white engravings and four color plates.
- Jemeina Niclas by Alun Ifans, an unusual slim paperback printed in Welsh and signed by the author.
- The Oil War (1926) by Anton Mohr, a description of the early struggle to gain control of oil supplies as naval ships began their transition from coal.
- What about the Airship? (1938) by Charles Rosendahl, on the advantages of dirigibles for military use.
- The Hydraulic Gold Miner’s Manual (1987) by T.G.S. Kirkpatrick.
- Seven Plus Seven, Mysterious Life-Rituals in Bali (1971), with forward by Margaret Mead and signed by author Katharane Mersho.
- Rambles in Sunny Spain (1889) by Fred Ober.
- Bracebirdge Hall (1896), a handsome edition, by Washington Irving, illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Proceeds from the sale will go toward purchasing materials for the San Luis Obispo Library, including books and audiovisual materials. Funds will also go toward library improvements. The book sale is not only the major fundraiser for the Friends of the Library, it is an important community event that promotes reading, and offers affordable books and audiovisual items for local families and individuals.
Keys to the success of the sale are the large number of volunteers (over 100 are needed) and the large number of donations from the community. Those interested in donating materials or volunteering may contact Paul Murphy at 544-3033.