After three postponements due to COVID-19, Macon’s massive, beloved book sale returns next Thursday, Oct. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 24.
The Friends of the Library began in 1966 with a dozen volunteers committed to championing public libraries. Since then, the organization has donated over a million dollars to libraries in Macon-Bibb county and supported literacy efforts in the community.
The free-entry, bi-annual book sale is one of the most anticipated events in Macon amongst book-lovers and bargain-hunters alike.
In the past seasons that the sale has been unavailable, the Friends have amassed thousands of good-condition book donations, ready to sell at just about 50 cents to $2 each.
“Not only are there thousands of books, most under $5, but also CDs and DVDs for sale. Signed copies, academic texts, bestsellers, sheet music, and my favorite — rare books — are all available, for every age and on every topic you can imagine,” Emma Johnston, community engagement coordinator for Middle Georgia Regional Libraries, said.
For those wanting to find even better deals, all remaining books are half-price on Sunday.
All proceeds from the Fall Book Sale directly benefit the public libraries of Macon-Bibb county. All forms of payments are accepted.
”It’s a great way for our community to show our support for both Middle Georgia Regional Libraries and Macon’s Friends of the Library," Johnson said. "All the resources we work hard to provide in Macon-Bibb County and throughout Middle Georgia."
The book sale is located at the Riverstreet Corners Center on 2720 Riverside Dr. It is taking place Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Those interested in becoming a member of the Friends of the Library can join at the door or visit their website for more information.
Ivy Marie Clarke ‘22 is an English literature and creative writing double major, double minoring in art and women’s and gender studies. She has served as editor of the Arts & Culture section of The Cluster for the last two years. She also interns with Macon Magazine and Mercer University Press and edits for The Dulcimer. She also enjoys drinking coffee and writing poetry.