Kalamazoo Public Library Friends Bookstore Bag Of Books Sale
Reading is a fundamental value of our lives and is used in almost every part of our lives. If we think about it whether you're reading a text, working for your job, watching tv/movies with subtitles, reading cookbook instructions, or even just scrolling through social media, you're reading the entire time. Libraries have been standing. since what seems like the beginning of time and is just a bank of information and fun literature.
The Kalamazoo Public Library(KPL) is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a library and already has had tons of events and will have a ton more as the year wraps up. Some events are annual or reoccurring events that KPL is known for having while others were specially organized for this year's accomplishments. The Bag of Books sale is nothing new as this is an annual event held for book lovers.
Every year, more books are published, more books become older, and more books lose their popularity meaning that the bookshelves may become crowded. This is where the idea of the Bag of Books Sale originated. The Friends Bookstore which is a part of the Kalamazoo Public Library likes to hold a flash book sale that any avid reader or book lover would love to visit.
They have a large array of mass-market paperbacks, youth nonfiction, romance, youth fiction, mystery, children’s picture books, children’s nonfiction adult fiction, and adult nonfiction available for anyone to purchase. The best part is the books are EXTREMELY affordable to purchase and may have some of your favorite books and/or authors available.
The idea was made to open up book space for new incoming books the KPL ordered, so they ask that anyone who would like to can bring a bag and fill it with books for only $3 per bag or you can purchase individual books for just $.25 per book. CDs and DVDs are available for purchase as well. The event will be Saturday, June 3rd from 10 am to 3:30 pm, in the parking lot of KPL Central Location in Downtown Kalamazoo at the corner of Rose and Lovell Streets.