If you love books and a good bargain, then check out the Friends of Abilene Public Library Annual Book Sale at the civic center.
There are tables filled to the edge with a variety of books. The books are organized into over 80 different categories. When you first walk in, be sure to grab a couple of bags. Also, grab a sheet of paper on one of the tables. It has the list of categories, where the books are located and other information. Admission is free. Hours are Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 1-4.
The pricing is a follows: $2 hardcover and large paperbacks, $1 standard (mass market) paperbacks, and for children’s books you pay $2 per inch so you better bring your scissors if you want a really good deal (Just kidding). They also have CDs, VHS, DVDs, cassettes and records which I believe are all a dollar.
It might be worth waiting until Sunday if you want to save a little extra because you’ll be able to fill a bag full of books for $6 dollars (now that’s what I call a deal!)
There are also specialty vendors there where you can buy older more uncommon books. Those books are marked separately.
They take cash, check and my personal checkout method of choice credit/debt card.
They have a holding area in case you find yourself grabbing more books than you can carry. I found myself going back to the checkout tables to drop off books a total of 2 to 3 times. When you checkout just give them your name and they’ll get those books ready for you all priced out and bagged up.
If you find yourself getting too many books, just remember these words. You can never really have too many books.