My friend Pamela from www.cappuccinoandartjournal.blogspot.com invited me to come along with her extra ticket to the members preview at the semi-annual San Francisco library book sale. We look forward to it every year. We armed ourselves with fruit, cookies and water and we waited in line for and hour at the Fort Mason Center. It is not a bad place to stand in line on a beautiful day waiting for the doors to open to a fun sale. It can be crowded and hectic but it is worth it for all the great books
and not to mention a good cause too.
|We hit our favorite table first where we find old atlas's and dictionaries and an occasional typewriter manuel. I got|
some huge topographic map books perfect for folding into envelopes and folders. All one dollar since it is reference.
|I love the foreign language sections too. I use some of these book to print gelli prints on and do|
collage work with them as well.
|Here is a panoramic photo shot with my phone to give you an idea of the enormity of the building with 250,000|
donated books for sale in the warehouse.
|One of my books from the medical table. This is a nurses reference guide|
from the 1950's.
|Pamela's great finds at the reference table. The dictionary was at least 5 inches thick with|
|Happy bargain shoppers. (it is even cheaper on|
Sunday when EVERYTHING is a dollar! You just
might spot us there on Sunday)
You still have time to get to the sale. Here are the particulars:
San Francisco Public Library Spring Sale
March 30-April 3rd.
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
All books and media $3.00 and under.
Sunday is $ Day.
If you miss this one the next sale is September 21 to 25th.
It is a great sale and hundred of people go each year. All proceeds benefit the
San Francisco Public libraries.