Opportunities abound for bargains at annual Friends of the Library Old Book Sale

Ben Jorgensen

Kenzie Muenzer and Ben Jorgensen, Emma Quintal and Neely Shah

Do you love books?

Do you love buying books at bargain prices?

Beginning Thursday, Macon’s annual literary yard sale begins with the 49th annual Friends of the Library Old Book Sale at Central City Park. The hours are Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

There will be almost 100,000  books in more than 75 categories. Most  were donated by individuals or are withdrawn library books. Last year, the Friends of the Library Association raised more than $70,000 for the Middle Georgia public libraries.

Gazebo staff members Ben Jorgensen and Kenzie Muenzer interviewed Andy Newton, president of the Friends of the Library, about the annual sale. Newton said several Stratford students helped set up for the old book sale this past Saturday to receive their community volunteer hours.

(Gazebo Photo Courtesy of Friends of the Library)

Below are the books categories in the wall-to-wall sale.

Addiction

Alternative Life Style

Animals and Pets

Anthropology

Antiques and Collectibles

Archaeology

Art and Architecture

Atlases

Autographed

Automobile Repair

Biography and Autobiography

Business and Economics

Childhood Disorders

Children’s Life New

Children’s Textbooks

Choice

Civil War

Classic Greek and Roman

Co-dependency

Coffee Table

Computers

Cookbooks

Decorating

Dictionaries

Diet and Exercise

Drama and Dance

DVD’s,CD’s, VCR tapes

Education and Teaching Aids

Ethnic

Etiquette

Examination Study Guides

Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Fiction

Foreign Language

Games

Gardening

Genealogy

Geography

Georgiana and Southern

Government and Politics

Health and Medicine

Help for Writers

History

Hobbies and How-to

Holidays

Home Planning/Decorating

Horror and Occult

Humor

Inspirational

Large Print

Law

Like New

Literature/Better Reading

Men and Women and Families

Military

Music

Mystery and Suspense

Mythology

Nature and Ecology

Needlecraft

Old and Quaint

Oprah Book Club

Oversized Paperback Fiction

Paperback Fiction

Parenting

Philosophy

Photography

Poetry and Essays

Readers Digest Condensed

Reference

Religion

Romance Paperbacks

Science and Engineering

Self Help

Sets

Short Stories

Sociology and Psychology

Sports

Supernatural

Teen

Terrorism

Textbooks

Transportation

Travel and Adventure

True Crime

TV and Media and Hollywood

Wedding Planning

Westerns

Yearbooks/Journals