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Stock Up on Good Reads at the Dallas Public Library’s Book Sale

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Since Book Ends, the surplus store located inside the downtown Dallas Public Library, shut down, the library started holding huge book sales twice a year. Their summer sale occurred in August, and now, D Magazine writes that January 27th and 28th will mark this year’s winter sale.

The Katy Trail Weekly says that the 2018 sale will feature thousands of items even though the library endured a small fire in December. Friends of the Dallas Public Library interim executive director Mary Wilonsky told the publication, “We have been collecting thousands of books, CDs and DVDs for the sale, and they weren’t affected. But the library did lose several thousand brand-new books earmarked for literacy initiatives and The Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, so proceeds from our sale may help replace them.”

If you’re interested in the sale, keep in mind that it won’t be easy to find a particular book in the piles. It’s best to keep an open mind when stocking up on cheap reads and assorted media. Members of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library (memberships are available here for $25) gain exclusive access on Friday evening before the sale is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.