Book Cellar offers free books Saturday

JASPER — Trick or treat from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Book Cellar, located in the basement of the Library Annex, 1103 Main St.,  and receive one free book from the clearance room.

During October and November customers can fill a grocery bag in the restocked clearance room for $1. In November, the Book Cellar will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

Inside the main Book Cellar, the specials for October are:

Children’s area: Young children’s paperback books are 25 cents each or five for $1, children’s DVDs and CDs are 50 cents each and children’s audio books are $1.50.

Adult area: Audio books are $1.50; CDs are 50 cents each or three for $2; vintage album, music sheets, business and technology books and large-print books are all 50 percent off. 

An Amish book section has been created and the Christian book (fiction and non-fiction) section has been expanded from recent donations. The classics section also has been expanded and the travel section now features books on global bicycle trips.

German books in most genres in German and English are available.

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.

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.

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.

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