Book sale to benefit Common Language

BTL Staff
By | 2009-11-19T09:00:00-04:00 November 19th, 2009|Entertainment|

ANN ARBOR – Common Language, an LGBT book store that opened in 1991, is determined to survive and thrive in an era of frequent independent bookseller closures. Avid supporters have organized the latest in a series of creative measures to help the store remain strong. This time, it’s with the three-day Book-A-Palooza.
Thousands of used books have already been collected. Staff will accept further donations of books in good condition from any genre between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2. They would also appreciate donations of plastic or paper grocery bags. The only items not acceptable are textbooks, VHS tapes, magazines or encyclopedias.
Keith Orr, owner of Common Language, is grateful for the support being shown to the bookstore at this time. “We are heartened by the support,” he said in a press release.
“This sale represents the type of community effort we need to ensure that Common Language stays strong well into the future.”
The Book-a-Palooza will be held Dec. 4, 5 and 6 at 317 Braun Court in Ann Arbor. Used books from good to like-new condition will be available. Midnight madness hits on Friday. From 1 p.m.-midnight hard covers will be $3 and soft covers $1. From 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday hard covers will be $2 and soft covers $.50. From 1-7 p.m. Sunday get all of the books you can fit into one standard paper grocery bag for $5.
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