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Friends of the Michigan Tech Library annual book sale is happening this week

Even in the age of the internet, physical books continue to be of value to many people. Whether it be a science fiction book, a mystery thriller, or an educational textbook, books are still a great source of entertainment and education. If you are an avid reader, or are looking to pick up a hobby, there is a great opportunity for you this week. 

The Friends of the Michigan Tech Library are hosting their annual book sale from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 28, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 29. The sale will be open to students and members on Thursday, and to the general public on Friday. This event will be free for students. If you need to purchase a membership to get access on Thursday, they will be available for $20 at the book sale. The sale will be held in the MUB Ballroom on the second floor. This book sale serves as a fundraiser for the organization, which supports the MTU library as well as the archives. 

This year, the book sale will have some unique materials on offer. According to both the fundraiser website and MTU Student Scoop writer, Emilie Sander, “This year the sale will feature many books of the former Finlandia University library, as well as many art and photography books from the library of Joe Kirkish, longtime MTU photography professor.” If any of these offerings pique your interest, be sure to stop by while they are available. 

Prices during the sale will vary based on the type of book. According to the fundraiser website, books will be priced as follows: $2 for Hardbacks, $1 for Paperbacks, 50 cents for pocket books and children’s books, with all fiction books at half price. Additional pricing information can be found on their website, which will be provided below. As an additional incentive for people to stop by, they will also have a discount during the last hour of Friday’s sale starting at 3 p.m. As posted on their website, “$5 for all the books you can fit in a brown paper grocery bag!” 

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