March 15, 2019

Big book sale coming to SIU’s Morris Library April 12-13

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Everyone is welcome at the big book sale planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library on April 12 and 13. 

The Friends of Morris Library are sponsoring the sale from 4 to 8 p.m. on April 12 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13 in the lower level of the library. Admission is free both days. Sale proceeds are used to purchase materials and support the library’s mission.

Large variety of books will be available

A large assortment of hardback and paperback books, children’s selections and other media will be featured. The varied book offerings will include:

  • Fictional works.
  • Classics.
  • Mysteries.
  • Biographies.
  • Cooking.
  • History.
  • Science.
  • Religion. 

Book donations are now being accepted

For those wanting to donate books for the sale, drop boxes can be found at several locations in the Carbondale area, including Ace Hardware, the Furniture King and SIU Credit Union locations.

Organizers ask that the new or gently used books not be moldy or otherwise damaged. Textbooks and outdated technology books will also not be accepted.

For more information about the book sale, contact Morris Library at 618/453-2522.