Library raising funds at book sale

By Amanda Riddle
Arizona Daily Wildcat
October 2, 1996

The UA Library is offering for sale over 20,000 donated books in front of the Main Library today.

Hardbacks are priced at $1.50, and paperbacks range from 50 cents to $1.

Last year, the University Library Booksale raised about $10,000, which was used to buy new books for the library, said Robert Hershoff, sale manager for the library.

The books for sale are used books that have been donated but cannot be added to the library collection.

Rare and unusual fine art, natural history, Western Americana and reference books will be for sale adjacent to the library's Special Collections department.

In addition, the Arizona State Museum Library will have about 2,000 anthropology and archeology books for sale. The books were donated to the Arizona Archeological and Historical Society, which is sponsoring the museum library booksale and giving 90 percent of the proceeds to the library.

These books will range in price from 25 cents to $2, except for specially-priced books.

"We have some really nice first-edition books that are used but in great shape," Librarian Mary Graham said.

The society raised about $1,300 for the museum library last year. The proceeds were used to buy new books.

The sale starts today at 8 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. The Main Library will auction off its unsold books as a single lot to the highest bidder at 2:15 p.m.