More than 350,000 books will be available at the Wake County Public Libraries’ Annual Booksale and Festival of Reading that will run from Thursday through Sunday at the State Fairgrounds.
The event, held at the Jim Graham Building, opens late Thursday afternoon to the public, but Wake County elementary school teachers can come Thursday morning for free children’s books for their students. In a new promotion, a buy-one, get-one free offer for adult books will occur from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday during the “Sunset Sale.”
On Saturday, families can come for activities ranging from live entertainment to crafts. The festival wraps up Sunday with shoppers being encouraged to buy as many books as they can fit in boxes.
Money from the book sale helps fund county services such as the library system. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
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The event is open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Prices drop over the course of the weekend. Adult hardcover books are $4 each, and adult paperbacks are $2 each until 3 p.m. Friday when the Sunset Sale begins. Children’s books are $2 until Friday.
On Saturday, hardbacks go down to $2 each, with paperbacks and children's books at $1. And on Sunday, you can haul out a box of books for $3.
Go to http://bit.ly/1YZIqd9 for more information on the book sale.