By Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library
Hundreds of book lovers browsed and purchased gently used books, DVDs and CDs at the Dollar Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. last Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Library Community Room. No item cost more than a dollar.
The Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library sponsored the event. All materials sold at the event were donated by the community, and proceeds from the sale go to the library. Funds raised enable library staff to buy programs, online and other services that would otherwise be unaffordable given the current budget.
Bookstore co-chairs Karen Weinstock and Karen Bell organized the event. Friends’ volunteers helped during the event with assistance from Library staff, Library Teen Advisory Board volunteers Maya Young and Lauren Dubria, and Gus Eddy and Jules Trotoux from South Pasadena Lion’s Heart.
Used books are usually found in the Friends’ Bookstore on the second floor in the library. The Bookstore is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. “Last chance” books can be purchased for only 50 cents from bookshelves on the library’s first floor. The library is open from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Coming up is the annual Holiday Book Sale Friday evening Dec. 3. This special event features gift-quality used books.