Tome Raiders Welcome As County Library Sell Off Used Books

By Seamus Whelehan


Cork County Library will sell off hundreds of books from every conceivable category next week.
Normally held over one day, this edition of the book sale is scheduled to take place over 4 days.
The annual fire sale of used books will take place from 11-15 September at library HQ on the Carrigrohane road.
For avid readers the County library is the place to be between 10am and 5:00pm all week, as both adult and child friendly books will be sold for next to nothing.
The library service say the books that are being sold off have been withdrawn to make way for newer ones.
“We have a wide variety of used books in reasonable condition that have outlived their usefulness on the library shelves. It really is a case of serendipity. You could find anything!” said County Librarian, Deirdre Murphy.
Children’s books are being sold off at €1 for 3 with adult books starting from €1.
The sale feature many best sellers published in the past 5 to 10 years, like James Patterson, Danielle Steel, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Jodi Picoult, and Irish authors such as Patricia Scanlan as well as some classics and less well-known authors and non-fiction.
Topics such as history and gardening, travel and biographies including lots of romance, westerns and paperbacks can be found.
A random selection of children’s authors would include Helen Cresswell and Cora Harrison among books on animals, plants, science.
Last year the event netted the Library service over €2,000 to reinvest in the service and purchase some wish list items.
So whether you are a teacher or playgroup or just fancy owning a bit of the library, Cork County Library is the place to be.
You may just find a bargain while discovering something you’ve been waiting to read for a long time or reconnect with one of your childhood favourites.
For further information contact 021-4544499



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