April 17, 2009 (Charlotte, NC) – Want to know one of a book lover’s best kept secrets? The answer is shopping at library book sales for lightly worn, but well-loved books at low prices. Many libraries use book sales as an opportunity to purge their shelves of older materials. Often, donations that were not able to be distributed in the collection are also for sale. All proceeds benefit the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC), helping to improve general library offerings.

Book sales are organized by PLCMC and its supporters. The sales listed below are just a sample of what’s to come. Be sure to check out the library events Web page for book sale updates.

Mint Hill 10th Anniversary Book Sale
There will be lots of new and gently used books for sale as the Mint Hill Friends of the Library celebrate Mint Hill’s 10th anniversary.
5/16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mint Hill
6840 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Charlotte (704) 416-5200

Spring Book Sale at Plaza Midwood
Plaza Midwood’s 8th annual book sale. Bring your own bag or box and save the environment.
5/2, 5/4, 5/5, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Plaza Midwood
1623 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC (704) 416-6200

Town Day Book Sale
Books, videos, DVDs and audiobooks for all ages. Most items priced 50 cents or less.
5/2, 5/4-5/8, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Davidson
119 South Main Street, Davidson, NC (704) 416-4000

South County Friends Book Sale
Four day book sale features Special Book Preview & Sale on 5/13, 9-10 a.m. Admission: $25 cash, payable at the door. The free admission book sale dates and times are below:
5/13-5/14, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
5/15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
5/16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
South County, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC (704) 416-6600

Annual Mountain Island Friends of the Library Book Sale
There’s something for everyone, so come out and support the Friends of the Mountain Island Library.
5/15-5/16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain Island
4420 Hoyt Galvin Way, Charlotte, NC (704) 416-5600