Book Cellar open Saturday

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, Jan. 18, and has been restocked with recent donations.

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, mass-market paperbacks 50 cents, unless otherwise marked, and audiobooks $2. The Special Collections section — featuring a “Star Trek” collection — offers new books, first editions, signed books, rare and vintage books and collectibles, each are individually priced.

The Book Cellar features a collection of German books (most genres) in both German and English next to books about Jasper and Indiana and books by local authors.

Visitors to the Clearance Room can fill a paper grocery bag with books for $1. Free books are located in the main library near the entrance to the children’s area.

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

Customers are asked bring small bills when shopping as the Book Cellar is 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.

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