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Friends of the Libraries Annual Book Sale October 25

Contact: Karl Luntta (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, NY (October 10, 2003)- Friends of the Libraries, University at Albany, will sponsor their annual book sale on Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the University Library on the uptown campus. The event is part of University at Albany’s Homecoming Weekend celebration. Campus parking is free on Saturdays.

Paul Ward, professor emeritus and Friends’ Book Sale coordinator, said, “This year’s sale is going to be truly outstanding. We’ve received a number of attractive books, fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback. Our prices are $1 for hardbacks, and $ .25 each for paperbacks, or five for $1. There will be a large number of special editions-art books, coffee table books, boxed sets-that will be priced at $10 and under. All our proceeds go to support student scholarships, which is another reason to come and buy at the Friends’ Annual Book Sale.”

The Friends of the Libraries sponsor daylong outings to cultural events and historic places as well as hosting “Community Conversations” for the extended university community. The talks are free and open to the public. The trips, modestly priced, include seating on a chartered bus plus a luncheon. Membership in the Friends of the Libraries is open to all who share an enthusiasm for books and a commitment to building for the future of the University Libraries at the University at Albany. For more information about the Friends of the Libraries, visit or contact Roberta Armstrong (518) 442-3540,


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