The Post Library Association, part of LIU Post’s B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, held its annual book sale on Tuesday, November 27, and Wednesday, November 28, in the Hutchins Gallery in the library. On Tuesday, the sale was open to PLA members and LIU cardholders only and the public was invited on Wednesday. Both days were attended by around 50 people.
This was PLA’s second book sale this year, and the first one was held during the spring 2012 semester. This is the first year it has held one so close to Christmas. “Appropriately placed between Thanksgiving and the holiday season, this new addition to our calendar will draw attention from LIU Post students and the general public in their efforts to purchase gifts,” said PLA’s 2012 brochure, which can be picked up at the library.
The sale included donated books and media from the members, and one could find almost anything in any genre. The money raised goes back to the PLA for trips to historical places and other events like lectures and programs. Check out the library website for more information.
“I think we have done the book sale since 1992,” said office manager of PLA Derek Stadler. He has been working on the book sale for five years. “The attendance is always positive. A lot of people show up every year,” he said.
The PLA was not sure exactly how many books were sold each year, but for the holiday book sale, the association had to say no to more book donations. The price range depended on the shape of the book. The PLA ask people to hold their donations until the spring sale of 2013.
“I loved it! I thought the book sale was great. But I think they should have it where it’s more visible to all students, instead of having it downstairs in the gallery,” said junior international studies major Madelaine Olsen, who attended last week.
“I love books, and I thought they had a good variety of books there. I’m studying Journalism, so I looked for literature that might be useful for my major. The people who worked there were really nice, too,” said junior journalism major Mimmi Montgomery.
The PLA will have another book sale this upcoming spring, the date has yet to be announced, so if you missed out on this one, you are welcome to come to the next one.