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Camden County Library to Stage Largest Book Sale in its History

NEWS RELEASE October 8, 2015
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, (856) 772-1636 ext. 7323
 mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Three-day event to offer over 50,000 Books, CDs, DVDs Videos, Recorded Books

The Camden County Library’s semi-annual book sales always attract a lot of bargain hunters, book lovers and collectors as did this one in June 2014. This year’s three-day fall sale starts Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (Camden County Library photo/Mark Amorosi)

VOORHEES, NJ – Oct. 8, 2015 – The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library is planning to hold its biggest book sale with over 50,000 books, CDs, DVDs, Videos and Books- on-Tape from Thursday Oct. 15 – Saturday Oct. 17.

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 William Brahms, branch manager of the Voorhees library and chief organizer of the sale.

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 in the last few years. “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.

This past spring the library surpassed its old two-day record by collecting almost $18,000 in sales. It hopes to set a new three-day record with 85 tables and other shelves filled with books and other media like CDs, DVDs, Videos and books-on-tape.

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. 17, the last day of the sale.

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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