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Friends of the Houston Public Library will hold their 35th Annual Bargain Book Sale, Houston’s largest community book sale on Friday, March 22 thru Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Exhibit Hall E, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, 77010.  More than 60,000 books will be available to the public at “bargain” prices; most books are $2 or less and some books will be individually priced higher. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Houston Public Library. For more details about the book sale or to be a volunteer, please call the Friends of the Houston Public Library at 832-393-1387 or send an email to

Members’ Preview Sale

Friday, March 22, 2013

4:30 PM – 9 PM

Memberships to the Friends of the Houston Public Library are available in advance online or at the door starting at $25. For further information please visit

Saturday, March 23, 2013

9 AM – 5 PM

Admission is free and open to the public.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

11 AM – 4 PM

Sunday is “Bag Day” – $10 per bag (Fiesta bags provided)

“Bag Day” is a tradition at the book sale. It allows customers to fill a bag with books for just $10. Admission is free and open to the public.

From paperbacks to collectors’ finds, the 35th Annual Bargain Book Sale has diverse books for everyone.  Children’s books, cookbooks, gardening books, books on history, art, and science are but a few of the offerings.  This sale also features a selection of adult and children’s books in foreign languages, African-American studies, graphic novels, reference books including encyclopedias, and much more.

Regular adult books are priced at $2 for hardcover editions and $1 for paperbacks. Some books are individually priced higher.  Children’s books are marked for sale from $1 to $2.  In response to customer requests, a new Easy category for picture books has been added to the children’s section. All Easy books, including award books and recent publications, will be priced at $1. Cash, Check, MasterCard and Visa will be accepted for purchases

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