Shop Our Bag Day Book Sale Jan. 19

Bargain shoppers can stuff brown grocery bags (provided) full of books for just $5 a bag at the Friends of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Bag Day Book Sale Sat., Jan. 19, 2012 from 10am–4pm. This one-day sale includes both hardbound and paperback books on all topics including children’s, religion, health, large print, mystery and suspense.

The Bag Sale is held in Marvin Auditorium. Simultaneously, shoppers can find bargains across the hall at the Chandler Booktique, our used book and gift store. Shop early because the best bargains go fast.

The Booktique is open Monday through Friday, 10 am until 6 pm, Saturday 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday noon until 5 pm. The Booktique will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the holiday.

The Friends also operate an online bookstore of rare and collectible books. For online deals, log onto

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  • Charlene Brooks

    Who falls in the category of Friends of the Library? Does that just mean a TSCPL card holder?

  • Lisa Coble-Krings

    Hi, thanks for the comment. A Friend of the Library is someone who supports the library through annual membership dues and participation at Friends events. A Friends membership starts at $20 for adults and $3 for kids (aka Junior Membership). Call Mary at 580-4445 to become a member. Many Friends of the Library members also have library cards. And, all are welcome to shop the Bag Day Book Sale.