August 21, 2019

Discover book treasures at the SIU Press Homecoming Book Sale Oct. 17-18

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — A wide variety of new and gently used books will be available at greatly discounted prices during the Southern Illinois University Press Homecoming Book Sale.

The sale is set for 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18 at the Vernon Sternberg Building, located at 1915 University Press Drive, behind the library annex on McLafferty Road in Carbondale. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Many options

Books about Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, John Dewey and regional history will be offered along with volumes about theater, film, poetry, philosophy, rhetoric and numerous other topics. Prices for the gently used books are $3 for paperbacks or $5 for clothbound.

In addition, there will be discounted brand-new books published recently by University Press. Sale organizers ask that all book purchases be for personal use or gifts and not for resale.

To learn more

For additional information about SIU Press and the books it publishes, visit the website To learn more about the Homecoming Book Sale, contact Angela Moore-Swafford at