The annual Holiday Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will be held from Dec. 3 to 5. The event will take place all three days in the Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street in South Pasadena.
The sale will be open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3.
On that evening, members of the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library will be admitted an hour early at 5 p.m. Shoppers who join the Friends or renew their membership at the door will also be admitted early. No minimum dues amount is required.
Complimentary gift wrapping will be offered opening night while supplies last.
Sale hours will be from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 and from noon until 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5.
Beginning on Dec. 7, the sale will continue for the rest of December in the Friends’ Bookstore. This is located on the second floor of the Library, which is open five days a week — Tuesday through Saturday.
“The sale will feature hundreds of donated books in pristine condition,” said Karen Bell, Bookstore co-chair, by email. All are suitable for gift giving, she added.
Coffee-table and oversize books on art, architecture, travel and other topics will be for sale. Classics, children’s books, cookbooks and the latest novels and nonfiction will be sold at the once-a-year sale.
“A selection of vintage and collectible books will also be on display,” said Karen Weinstock, Bookstore co-chair, in an email.
“We have been setting aside the ‘cream of the crop’ books from donations throughout the year,” said Marcia Sainer, who along with Bookstore volunteer Donna Potts and co-chairs Bell and Weinstock organized the sale.
Books will be sold at a fraction of the list price. Many are priced as low as $4. Purchases can be made by cash, check or — for purchases over $10 — by credit card.
All books have been donated by the public and sale proceeds will go to the South Pasadena Public Library.
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