Friends of the Library Book Sale

BooksHonolulu’s best bargain for book buffs has begun! The Friends of the Library annual book sale at McKinley High School runs through Sunday, July 6 (though they’re taking July 3 and 4 off). It’s an unmatched literary treasure trove — refreshed daily — of used and out-of-circulation books… often including new books, and sometimes including rare and valuable titles.

There’s also boxes and boxes of DVDs, VHS tapes, and records (remember those?). In fact, this year, the music section has been upgraded to a separate tent, managed in partnership with Hawaii Public Radio. HPR already has a reputation for turning up great finds with its “Almost New Music Sale,” so this combined marketplace should be fantastic.

Be sure to check it out! Details and hours are here. The McKinley High School cafeteria is located here (Google Maps). We always go, and bring home a big box of goodies for less than five bucks. And if you really want a bargain, July 5 is “Half-Off Day,” and the last day, July 6 is “All 50 Cents Day.” My only advice? Dress light and bring water… it can get pretty hot in the cafeteria.

Check out this Friends of the Library Book Sale video I made in 2005. I can’t believe how small my son Alex is!

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