Friends Of The Library Spring Book Sale To Feature Books And More

Apr 27, 2021

A past Friends of the Library book sale
Credit Friends of the Library

You’ll find lots of genres of books for sale this week at the Friends of the Springfield-Greene County Library’s Spring Book Sale.

But the sale isn’t all books.  Friends member, Andrea Still, said they have vintage paper dolls, a selection of mint postage stamps, theatre lobby posters for old movies, jigsaw puzzles and record albums.  Still said someone donated a large classic rock album collection, and the estate of MSU Tent Theatre cofounder, Byrne Blackwood, donated his collection of musical theatre albums for the sale.

There’s also a silent auction of some first edition books.

"We have a first edition of Kipling's 'Jungle Book.'  We have a first edition of 'Atlas Shrugged,' (by Ayn Rand)" said Still.  "We have 'A Week on the Concord' by Thoreau and then we have a two-book set by Andy Warhol and his mother that's a cat book that they wrote together."

The book sale is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, April 28-30, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 1, from 10 to 5 and Sunday, May 2, from 1 to 5 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex.  A Friends of the Library preview sale is Tuesday night, April 27, from 5 to 8.  You can purchase a membership for $5 at the door.  Face masks will be required for anyone over age 11.

Find details at thelibrary.org/friends.