Ray Bradbury was once quoted as saying, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” We at Indianapolis on the Cheap are not in the business of destroying cultures, and would prefer the opposite occur. For that reason, we want to let you know about two distinct opportunities this weekend to pick up some new books to read on the cheap. Both the Indianapolis Central Library and Half Price Books have sales this weekend, and the price is right to increase your library.
Central Library – One of the most popular programs of the Central Library is the quarterly library book sales. One such sale is starting this weekend, allowing you to start your holiday shopping early. You can shop at the library service center at 2450 N. Meridian St. from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9 and from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10. The sale picks back up 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, from Noon to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15 (Half-Price Day), and from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16. The final day is $7 bag day—workers will hand you a paper grocery sack at the entrance and you can fill it with almost anything at the sale and pay just $7 at check-out. (Thanks to our October Deal Scout drawing winner Lorraine for those details!)
The pricing structure is very simple at the Central Library book sale. Adult hardbacks cost $2, juvenile hardbacks are $1, oversized paperback books are $1 while normal paperback books are 50 cents apiece. Finally, juvenile paperbacks are only 25 cents apiece.
Half Price Books – You can also save big at Half Price Books by signing up for their online mailing list. If you do this between now and the end of the day on Sunday, November 10, you’ll get your own in-store coupons (ranging from 20-50% off one item) to use at any Half Price Books retail location. Click here to sign up.