In its 48th year, the Friends of the Library Old Book Sale at Central City Park this weekend will feature more than 100,000 books in 75 categories.
"We have books for all ages: a lot of children's books, mystery and suspense, religion, business and law, education and teachers' aids, crime, drama, music and poetry, science and engineering, government and politics, books for families, men, women, teens," said Friends of the Library President Andy Newton. "We have a section we call 'Old and Quaint'; those are books that are more rare and harder to find."
Admission and parking are free, and book prices start at 50 cents for paperbacks. Most book prices range from $1-$2, Newton said, but prices go up for the rare books. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.
Per the Friends' mission, profits from the book sale go to support the public library system and literacy efforts in the community, Newton said.
"All of the profits go to the Middle Georgia Regional Libraries. Last year, we donated $80,000; the year before, it was $75,000," he said. "Since our first sale in 1968, we have given over $2 million."
-- Laura Shirley
Old Book Sale
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 4; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5; noon-5 p.m. March 6
Where: Central City Park, downtown Macon
Cost: Free admission