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Fall Book Sale at the Library


The library's fall book sale is sort of like that scene in Disney's Beauty and the Beast when the Beast flings open the heavy, musty curtains in his secret library to reveal billions of books stretching up to the ceiling. But instead of lifting your petticoats to coast across hardbacks on a sliding ladder, you get to dig through mounds of new and used books--classics, pocket and trade paperbacks, computer books, coffee table books and cookbooks.

And bibliophobes, fret not: Books aren't the only draw to the library's fall book sale because the sale will also feature a limited selection of videos and music. But unlike the spring sale, when you can score super rare, hand-scrawled Neil Young bootlegs and Some Girls on vinyl for 50 cents, we hear the musical selection at the fall sale tends to lean heavily toward holiday classics. So if you're looking to beef up your Perry Cuomo collection, this book sale is more your bag.

Hosted by the Friends of the Boise Public Library, the biannual sale runs from Thursday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 31. Last year's sales raised more than $140,000 to benefit the library. A special preview night for Friends of Boise Public Library members goes down on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m., and new members can join at the door. Sadly for super-deal seekers, the fall book sale doesn't offer by-the-bag specials.