Book Cellar open Saturday

JASPER —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, July 20.

The Book Cellar is operated by the Friends of the Jasper Public Library volunteers and proceeds benefit library programs and events.

In July, buy one children’s book and get one of equal or lesser value free; select three mass market paperbacks for $1 or two trade paperback for $10 from the Romance Cart; and purchase Louis L’Amour brown leatherette books for $2 each from the Special Collections area.

The Book Cellar has expanded its collection of books about Indiana and has available a large variety of books in German and about German history just in time to celebrate Strasssenfest.

Also new this month is a display including sets of books in a series or collection.

Hardcover books are $1 to $2, trade paperbacks $1, mass market paperbacks 50 cents, DVDs are $1 and up, CDs are $1 each or three for $2. The special collections section offers new books, first editions, signed books, rare and vintage books and collectibles, each 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 also is 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 Boook 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.


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