March 10, 2020

SIU’s Morris Library hosts annual ‘big book’ sale April 17-18 - CANCELED

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — A massive public book sale is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library on April 17-18 and everyone is welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of Morris Library, the sale will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on April 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 18 in the lower level of the library. Admission is free both days. Proceeds of the sale go to purchase materials and  support the library’s mission.

Diverse books available

A wide assortment of hardback and paperback books, children’s reading materials and other media will be available. One of the highlights this year will be numerous books from the Trovillion Private Press a Herrin publishing company operated by the late Hal and Violet De Mars Trovillion. The sale will also feature varied books including:

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

Donate books now

People can now donate new or gently used books with no damage, mold, or tears at  Ace Hardware in Carbondale and at SIU Credit Union locations.

Textbooks, outdated technology books and magazines will not be accepted.


The book sale planned for April 17-18 is canceled but will be rescheduled at a later date to be determined.

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