Raleigh, N.C. — Bargain book hunters have a lot to look forward to next week.
Wake County Public Library’s annual book sale starts Thursday, May 2, and runs through Sunday, May 5, at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in west Raleigh. More than 200,000 books, including lots of children’s books, fiction, nonfiction and more, will be for sale.
Hours will be noon to 9 p.m., May 2, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., May 3 to May 5.
Book prices start out at $4 for hardbound books and $2 for paperbacks, children’s books and media. As the sale continues, prices drop each day.
On Friday, May 2, there’s a buy one get one free deal.
On Saturday, May 4, it’s Dollar Day. Hardbound books, paperback books, children’s books and media are $1 each.
Sunday, May 5, is Bargain Day. Get a box of books for just $3. (Boxes are available while supplies last.)
The sale takes place at the Expo Center, which is near the Blue Ridge Road entrance. You’ll find plenty of free parking there. The fairgrounds are at 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh.
Money raised at the sale will go into Wake County’s General Fund, which supports the county’s agencies, schools and public libraries.
And a special deal for teachers, according to Wake’s website: “All Wake County Public School System teachers and media specialists with a current WCPSS ID are invited to attend the Wake County Public Library Book Sale and select two free boxes of books for classroom use. Boxes will be available, but teachers are encouraged to bring carts to carry boxes to their cars. Teachers must show a current WCPSS badge to receive the free boxes. This year, in lieu of a teacher pre-sale, the book sale will open early and WCPSS teachers and media specialists are invited to attend the sale at any time during the public hours.”