Library Book Sale 2009: Over 400,000 used books, magazines available!!

The day has arrived, my fellow book lovers!! Today & tomorrow shall mark the day we can browse through 400,000 used books and magazines--priced between $1 to $5--and get some good books we may not even aware we were looking for.

That's the thing about immersing yourself into a pool of thousand books: you'll surely find one or two books that you'll be so excited about (no, I don't merely refer about the pricing, you cheapo!).

Destiny calls, people. There are books calling for you to pick them up & bring them to the counter. Alas, one is allowed to purchase 60 books only!!

More than 400,000 used books and magazines will be up for grabs at this year's Library Book Sale.

The annual event, organised by the National Library Board (NLB), will be held at the Singapore Expo Hall 6A on August 22-23 from 9.30am to 8pm.

The public can look forward to buying more books and magazines at this year's sale as the limit on the number of items they each can purchase has been increased to 60 items, 10 items more than last year.

"In view of the current economic climate, the prices of the books and magazines remain highly affordable and will range from one dollar to five dollars," said an NLB statement.

Besides the sale, the NLB has also made available up to 70,000 used library books and magazines to about 90 non-profit and Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) to select for free at the Charity Book Donation.

The number of organisations taking part in the Charity Book Donation on Friday was the largest so far.

The Charity Book Donation was carried out as part of NLB's continuous effort to promote reading among the underprivileged and ensure that reading materials are made easily accessible to them.

Voluntary welfare organisations such as Dyslexia Association of Singapore, Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled and Spastic Children's Association School were among the beneficiaries present at the event.

From Channel NewsAsia, "Over 400,000 used books, magazines available at Library Book Sale".


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