Books, glorious books at weekend library book sale #ReadJoziStyle

Bookworms can pick up massive bargains at the bumper book sale on 3 and 4 October 2015, hosted by the City of Johannesburg Library and Information Services and the Friends of the Johannesburg Public Libraries.

These regular book sales have proved a magnet for readers, collectors and bibliophiles, and this weekend will again see thousands of second-hand books going for a song.

The sale will be held at the City of Johannesburg’s Library and Information Services offices, located at 22 Solomon Street (corner Smit Street) in Braamfontein. Free, secure parking is available. The sale will run from 9h00 to 16h00 on both says.

Whether it’s for yourself, a loved one, a friend, a child or as a gift, buying a book is always a special occasion. Among the pre-loved books marked down to ridiculous prices this weekend are fiction and non-fiction books, collectable editions, art books, Afrikaans titles and children’s books. There will be something for every taste to suit all pockets.

“Previous book sales held by the Friends of the Johannesburg Public Libraries have always been extremely successful and have attracted large numbers of people,” said Zara Natali, chairperson of the Friends. “There has always been a wonderful vibe at the book sale, with book lovers coming together from all over, finding long sought-after treasures, exchanging ideas and generally enjoying the day.”

She added that the proceeds from the sale would go towards supporting the City of Johannesburg Public Libraries, especially the reading development programmes Battle of the Books, Story Skirmish and Science Scuffle.

City of Johannesburg Library and Information Services Deputy Director Atilla Lourens, who works with reading development programmes, says that the assistance of the Friends of the Library to increase the impact of reading development and information literacy programmes within the city is of immense value.

Don’t miss the book bonanza of the year – and why not get your Christmas shopping off to an early start and stock up on stocking fillers? Credit cards will be accepted. Light refreshments will be on sale for the browsers spending many happy hours at the book sale.

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