South Pasadena Public Library | Holiday Book Sale Raises Funds for the Library

FILE PHOTO: Nancy Lem | South News | Shoppers browsing at the Holiday Book Sale at the South Pasadena Public Library.


A three-day sale of new and gently used books at the Library Community Room during the weekend of Dec. 3 to 5 raised several thousand dollars for the Library. Conducted by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, the popular event is held annually.

PHOTO: Sally Kilby | South Pasadenan News |
Mark Langill, Dodgers’ Historian, is pleased with what he finds at the Holiday Book Sale.

Holiday shoppers browsed tables of high-quality books in architecture, art, biography, fiction, games, humor, sports and other categories. Books available were for both adults and children. Approximately 500 books were sold. Most were suitable for gift giving.

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PHOTO: Sally Kilby | South News | South Pasadena Poet Laureate Ron Koertge (left) and Charles Treviño, the city’s representative on the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, pick out books at the Holiday Book Sale.

Members of the Friends were admitted to the sale one hour prior to the official opening on Friday evening Dec. 3. All who attended that night were also able to have their selections gift wrapped.

PHOTO: Nancy Lem | South News | Ben and Michelle Corser shop for books for their son at the Holiday Book Sale.

The sale will continue for the rest of December in the Book Store on the second floor of the Library. For its hours, visit Books reduced in price to 50 cents each are available in a separate shelving area on the first floor in the Library. For Library hours, call 626-403-7350 or visit

PHOTO: Sally Kilby | South News | Lauren Dubria, a Library Teen Advisory Board member who volunteered to wrap gift books at the sale, spends time reviewing some interesting art and architecture books.