Can you cope with 2 used book sales at the same time?

somanybooksYou say you haven’t had time to read all the books you’ve been buying? You don’t have room for any more books?

Too bad. The Grassroots Books warehouse sale and Friends of Washoe County Library used book sale have aligned with each other this week, and you know you don’t dare miss either of them.

The Grassroots sale started this morning and will run through Sunday. Warehouse books, both paper and hardback, are 99 cents each; children’s books and “A/V media” such as CDs, DVDs, VHS and audiobooks are 25 cents. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you can fill a grocery-size bag for $4.99.

The Friends sale starts tomorrow at 3 p.m. and runs to 7 p.m.—if you’re a member, that is. The sale will be open to the public Saturday, July 13, through Sunday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, July 20, you can fill a grocery-size bag for $5.

Generally hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents, but they sell collectibles and nearly new books at individual prices in a special section. They promise lots of summer beach reads in this sale.

Grassroots advertises 10,000+ items, and the Friends just say “thousands.” It’s hard to compare volume. Grassroots’ warehouse merchandise is presented unsorted in boxes, so you have to allow plenty of time and hope for serendipity. (For tips, see How to get the most out of Grassroots Books warehouse sales.) The Friends volunteers have their books and other merchandise meticulously sorted, shelved and displayed.

See you at one or both?

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