Remember books? Those bound collections of information, ideas, and pure enjoyment printed on stuff made from dead trees? Well, the Evanston Public Library would like to sell you some old ones so they can use the money to buy new ones.

The next sale is the weekend of May 2-4 at the main library at Church Street and Orrington Avenue.

This sale will include hundreds of books donated from Evanston’s world-renowned Bookman’s Alley book store that closed its doors two years ago.

Sale hours will be Friday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m.

There will be a $5 charge to enter the sale from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, but after noon on Sunday, all remaining books will be sold at half price.

Another sale is scheduled for Aug. 15-17.

If you have books, magazines, tapes, CDs, old maps, and postcards you’d like to donate to the library for future sales, just bring your donations to the Circulation Desk or drop them off at the back door of the library.  

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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