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March 13, 2023

Values await at the SIU Book/Vinyl and Media sale March 24-25

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Treasures and hard-to-find items will be discovered when the Friends of Morris Library and WSIU Radio host a massive public sale at Southern Illinois University Carbondale later this month.

The book/vinyl and media sale is March 24-25 in the Morris Library basement. The sale will run from 4 to 8 p.m. March 24 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25. Admission is free both days. Proceeds of the sale go to purchase materials and support the library’s mission and WSIU Radio.

Hardcover books are $1 apiece; paperback books, 50 cents apiece, and vinyl albums, $1 apiece. Prices will also vary on coffee table, art and photography books, as well as boxed set items.

Only cash and checks will be accepted.

One of the highlights 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:

  • Art. 
  • Biographies. 
  • Children’s books.
  • Classics.
  • Cooking. 
  • Fictional works.
  • History. 
  • Management. 
  • Mysteries. 
  • Nonfiction. 
  • Political science.
  • Romance. 
  • Religion. 
  • Science. 
  • SIU Press books.
  • SIU Carbondale Obelisk yearbooks. 

For more information, contact Morris Library at 618-453-2522.