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Camden County Library Fall Book Sale Continues to Grow in Size

NEWS RELEASE October 12, 2016
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Over 60,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos offered as library seeks a new sales record

The Camden County Library’s semi-annual book sales always attract a lot of bargain hunters, book lovers and collectors as did the one last October. This year’s three-day fall sale starts Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. (Camden County Library photo/Mark Amorosi)

VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 12, 2016 – The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library is planning to hold its biggest book sale with over 60,000 books, CDs, DVDs, Books-on-Tape and videos available from Thursday Oct. 20 – Saturday Oct. 22.

Voorhees Branch Manager William Brahms, chief organizer of the book sale, reports, “We have had several large donations from estates and collections recently, and we’re preparing to receive one more very large donation of books. So we are expecting this fall’s sale to be truly our largest book sale ever with over 100 tables stocked with books, CDs, DVDs, books-on-tape and videos.”

The tables will continually be filled with new stock from a warehouse-sized room full of books and other materials, “so there’s reason to visit more than once during the three days,” adds Brahms.

Typically hundreds of book-lovers, bargain hunters and book dealers from the tristate area are attracted to the event where 99 percent of the items will be priced between fifty cents and two dollars, with nothing over three dollars, according to Brahms.

About ninety percent of the items are donated by customers, collectors and estates, with used-library materials making up only about ten percent of the stock at the library’s book sales.

The library’s semi-annual sales have always attracted a lot of shoppers, but turnout and the number of items sold has been increasing steadily each year. “We are actually filling a void left by the changing book publishing industry, with fewer and few brick and mortar stores around. This year we will have ten more tables than we used last year,” explains Brahms.

The doors will open 10 a.m. each day of the sale and it will end at 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday with a 3 p.m. closing on Saturday, Oct. 22, the last day of the sale. Only cash or checks can be accepted. Credit or debit cards cannot be used for payment

The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library of the Camden County Library System is located at 203 Laurel Road across from the Voorhees Town Center, which is 14 miles from Philadelphia, ten miles from Camden and next to Cherry Hill. Directions can be found on the library website at http://www.camdencountylibrary.org/voorhees-branch .

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Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.

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