Book Cellar sets Strassesfest hours

JASPER — The Book Cellar, located in the basement of the Library Annex, 1103 Main St., will be open two days during Strassenfest — from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3.

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

During Strassenfest, the Book Cellar will offer 50% off their collection of books in the German/Germany section. The sale includes books in German and about Germany, and German-language novels, cookbooks, craft books, travel, language, children’s books and more.

In addition, book shoppers can fill-a-bag for $1 (regular price $3) in the Clearance Room.

The Book Cellar’s inventory covers most genres, as well as DVDs, CDs, puzzles, music sheets and vinyl records. The Special Collections section offers new books, first editions, signed books, rare and vintage books and collectibles. Free books will be available on the patio and at the library near the magazines.

Hardcover books are $1 to $2, trade paperbacks $1, mass market paperbacks 50 cents, DVDs $1 and up and CDs $1 each or three for $2. Special collections 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.

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

The Book Cellar is stocked 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 main library when it’s 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, 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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