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May 06
Nearly Half a Million Books at Annual Book Sale
More than 400,000 books will be for sale at reasonable prices at Wake’s Annual Book Sale and Festival of Reading on Thursday, May 9, 2013, through Sunday, May 12, 2013, in the Jim Graham Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh.
Saturday, May 11, 2013, will feature activities with entertainment, crafts and community partners on hand to make the day festive and exciting for children. Children are invited to make a Mother’s Day card at the craft table as a part of the festival.
"Many children attend the sale every year, so we are excited to provide activities on Saturday," said Wake County Library Director Mike Wasilick. "Also, we hope the book sale and festival will encourage families to participate in our summer programs."
The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Prices for the books are:
Day of the Sale*​ Price for Hardbound Books ​
Prices for Paperback Books
and Children’s Books​
Thursday, May 9​ $5 each ​ $1 each ​
Friday, May 10​ $4 each ​ $1 each
Saturday, May 11​ $2 each  ​ $1 each ​
*On Sunday, May 12, people can purchase boxes of books for $5 and bags of books for $2.
Proceeds from the book sale are used to buy new books for County libraries. The books remaining at the end of the sale are purchased by a vendor. No books will return to storage or be discarded.
Boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. The Graham Building is west of Dorton Arena, near the Hillsborough Street entrance. Parking is free.


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