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Friends of the Boise Public Library Sale

Runs through Sunday, April 12


Just picture it—no due dates, no holds, no fines. Avid readers can head to the 33rd annual Friends of the Boise Public Library spring book sale at the warehouse across the street from the downtown library, and pick from a selection of 25,000 items this weekend—most for the cost of a library book late fee.

Hardbacks cost $1 while paperbacks cost 50 cents, with books sorted into 40 categories for all ages. The sale is also an opportunity to score first editions, oversized books, cookbooks, video and audio tapes, and popular magazines, with a goal to raise $40,000 for the new Bown Crossing library branch.

A preview sale for Friends of the Library members is set for April 8; new members may join at the door. The event wraps up with bargains galore on half-price Sunday, April 12.