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Voorhees Library Fall Book Sale Offers More and More Each Year

NEWS RELEASE October 2, 2014
Contact: Mark Amorosi, Public Information Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323
mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

Nearly 100 tables and shelves of books, CDs, DVDs, + more continually restocked over three days

Hundreds go to the Big Fall Three-Day Book Sale at the Voorhees branch library each October. (Camden County Library Photo/Mark Amorosi)

VOORHEES, NJ –  Oct. 2,  2014 -- As it meets the public’s increasing demand for quality books in good condition, the Voorhees branch library’s annual Fall Book Sale continues to grow each year. Nearly 100 tables and display shelves of books and other materials will be continually restocked to offer as many as 50,000 items for sale over the course of three days, Thursday, Oct. 16 – Saturday Oct. 18.

M. Allan Vogelson Regional Library Branch Manager William Brahms reports the library will be using over 85 tables plus other display shelves to sell its largest selection of used books, DVDs, CDs, audio-books and video tapes ever put on sale.

“With the holidays coming only a little over two months after the sale, it’s a great way to stock up on titles in good condition for those book lovers in your life at very reasonable prices. Most items will be priced between fifty cents and two dollars, with nothing over three,” says Brahms.

Bargain hunters and books lovers have always been attracted to the library’s semi-annual sales, but turnout and the number of items sold has been increasing steadily in the last few sales. “We are actually filling a void left by the changing book publishing industry. This year we will have ten more tables than we used last year,” notes Brahms.
 

Having managed over 20 previous book sales at the Voorhees library, Brahms said they are adding more tables with plans to display as many as fifty thousand items during the three-day sale that starts Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.

“The demise of chain stores like Borders and other brick and mortar book stores has created a real demand for the quality materials we offer at our sales.” About ninety percent of the items sold are donated by customers, collectors and estates, with used library materials making up only about ten percent of the items at the sale, said Brahms.

The Library took in over $16,000 during its two-day 2014 Spring Book Sale. The three-day Fall Book Sale takes in even more. All proceeds from the book sales go directly to support programming for customers at all of the library system’s eight branches.

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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