It is interesting to watch technology start to replace actual books with eBooks that can be downloaded on a computer or to a portable reader. While I understand the reason behind it, when publishing houses move to electronic publishing only, I will miss the being able to hold a novel in my hand while I read and dog-earing a page, even though I know I should use a bookmark. It may soon become harder to find copies of books on certain topics or older works that aren’t being published any longer.
There is one place that is often overlooked when someone is searching for an older book. Public library sales are a good place to find books at very cheap prices. Many of the books they sell have been pulled out of circulation for various reasons and are sold for pennies on the dollar of their original price. Sometimes libraries also take donations of used books and other media from the public and add those items to the sale. Every genre is included in the sale. Libraries sell hardback and paperback books, as well as other media.
These sales are a great way to gather books on topics of interest and fill your own shelves with books that you will eventually read. Library sales are particularly helpful to students and people who enjoy reading but need to stay within their budget when looking to buy books.
Another benefit to buying books from a library sale is that the money spent is used to help with the expenses of keeping the library running. Buying the books is not only a good way to increase your home library but it’s also a good way to help keep the library going for future generations.