Biennial Used Book Sale @ Oboler Library

The Oboler Library at Idaho State University is holding its biennial Used Book Sale on Friday and Saturday April 4th and 5th, 2008. The Library has been collecting books for two years to include in this two-day-only sale. The event will take place in the Student Lounge at the Library (850 S. 9th) from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. All profits from the book sale will be dedicated to building the Library’s collections, thereby benefiting both ISU and other Library users throughout Idaho.

This year’s sale offers, as usual, thousands of books, of all types, on a wide variety of academic and popular topics, as well as works of popular and literary fiction. Among the noteworthy collections are: popular and scholarly books on religion, classic science fiction, and mathematics/computer science materials. The history offerings contain many new items, thanks in part to a generous donation from Dr. Jack Owens.

Most of the book sale items originate with books donated to the library by faculty and other members of the community. The Library evaluates all donated books and identifies those which should be added to its collections. Those that are not destined to become part of the collections are set aside to be sold. The Library annually adds between one and two thousand volumes to its collections from donated materials.

Parking at the library is very limited on week days and cars without parking permits are ticketed in ISU parking lots between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free parking is available in the Holt Arena’s northeast parking lot with shuttle bus service to the library. Parking lots are not monitored on Saturday.

Comments are closed.