Book Cellar celebrates teachers, students

The Book Cellar, located in the basement of the Library Annex, 1103 Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

The August sale celebrates teachers and the start of school. All teachers who teach in schools, home schools and other teaching jobs will receive a discount based on the total of their purchase. In addition, all  children’s books will be half off, romance paperbacks will be three for $1 for mass-market books and two for $1 for trade paperbacks. Audiobooks, normally $3 each, will be discounted to $2.

The Book Cellar features a collection of German books (most genres) in both German and English;  the display of sets of books in a series or collection; and the duplicate/discounted book shelves and Special Collections.

The Book Cellar offers most genres of books, as well as DVDs, CDs, puzzles, music sheets and vintage vinyl records.  Hardcover books are $1-2, trade paperbacks $1 and mass-market paperbacks 50 cents.  DVDs are $1 and up (TV series are priced as marked),  CDs $1 each or three for $2. The Special Collections section offers new books, first editions, signed books, rare and vintage books and collectibles, each are individually priced.

Visitors to the Clearance Room can fill a paper grocery bag with books for $3 or purchase hardcovers for 50 cents and softcovers for 25 cents. Discounted media is also available. Free books will be available on the patio.

The Book Cellar requests customers  bring small bills when shopping as they are unable to make change for $20 on small purchases. Credit Cards can be used on purchases of $5 or more.

Members of the Friends of the Jasper Public Library receive additional Book Cellar discounts.

Free books from the Book Cellar are available at the library in the section near the magazine area.

The Book Cellar is stocked  primarily from community donations. Smaller donations can be dropped off in the collection box located on the main floor of the library annex or inside the entrance to the main library when it is open. For larger donations, call or text Betty at 812-827-8384 or email her at to arrange a drop-off time at the Book Cellar. Some items are not accepted, including magazines, Reader’s Digests, older textbooks and encyclopedias.

Like the Friends of the Jasper Public Library Facebook Page to find out about impromptu pop-up sales each month and specials.


More on