Library’s annual book sale May 5-6, 8

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 30, 2017

SALISBURY — It’s time to buy books! Rowan Public Library’s annual book sale will be held May 5, 6 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The sale will take place in Stanback Auditorium at RPL Headquarters, located at 201 W. Fisher St. in Salisbury.

The book sale selection includes adult, young adult and children’s fiction, as well as a wide variety of nonfiction titles. In the event of a sell-out, the sale will end, and a closing notice will be posted on

For those shopping on Friday, May 5, all items will be $2 or less. On Saturday, May 6, prices are cut in half, with all items $1 or less.

May 6 has also been designated as “Educator Day.” Anyone who shows proof of occupation in an education-oriented profession may buy a box of books for $5.

According to Edward Hirst, technical services supervisor at RPL, it’s hoped that the special will “make it easier for educators to purchase books at a reasonable cost for classroom use in promoting literacy.” Patrons must bring their own reasonably-sized boxes or bags.

Education-oriented professions include teachers (public and private, preschool and K-12), college faculty, school counselors and librarians. Proof of occupation can vary and includes an ID badge that includes the patron’s picture and title, a recent (within the past two months) pay stub, or, for homeschoolers, a copy of a Home School Verification form or Non-Public School Registration Record.

On Monday, May 8, anyone may purchase a box or bag of books for $1. Again, patrons must bring their own reasonably-sized boxes or bags.

Funds raised from the annual RPL book sale go toward the Rowan County general fund. The RPL sale is separate from the annual Friends of RPL book sale that is held each fall.

For more information about the book sale, call 704-216-8243.