[Seth-Trips] SF Public Library book sale, Sep. 5-8, Fort Mason [gwen@hinze.com: [Fwd: Book sale]]

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Mon Aug 26 19:05:27 PDT 2002

Cool, the largest book sale west of the Mississippi!

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Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 18:54:12 -0700
From: Gwen Hinze <gwen at hinze.com>
Subject: [Fwd: Book sale]


From: "Rachael Brennan" <rachaelb99 at hotmail.com>
Subject: Book sale
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 18:44:50 -0700


Thought you might be interested in this...


>From: lois_gilman at business2.com
>To: rachaelb99 at hotmail.com
>Subject: [Fwd: Over 125,000 Books at Friends & Foundation Big Sale]
>Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 18:26:06 -0700
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: Over 125,000 Books at Friends & Foundation Big Sale
>Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 12:01:02 -0700
>From: bookbay at pacbell.net
>Organization: Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library
>Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library
>Announcing Our 38th Annual Big Sale
>Over 125,000 Books
>September 5, 6, 7, & 8
>Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
>Free Admission: Thursday, September 5, 1 PM - 6 PM.
>Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM
>Members Preview: Thursday, September 5, 10 AM - 1 PM.
>All books a dollar or less on Sunday, 9/8.
>For more info call 415- 437-4857 or visit our web site at 
>Book Sale Article as it appeared in At the Public Library:
>In 1964, when the dedicated volunteers who put on the first Friends of the 
>Library annual book sale raised $3489 for the library, they were overjoyed. 
>That was lot of money in those days. Perhaps some of those volunteers 
>dreamed that their fledgling sale would one day become what it is 
>today--the largest book sale west of the Mississippi.
>The sale evolved over the ensuing thirty-eight years, outgrowing its 
>original home at the old Main Library and moving to its permanent home at 
>Fort Mason Center in 1978, when sales topped $30,000. Ten years later the 
>Friends established a year-round presence at Fort Mason when they opened 
>Book Bay BookStore, where used book sales would also benefit library 
>programs. Last year a second store, Book Bay at the Main, opened inside the 
>Main Library to further serve the community. Throughout those years the 
>Annual Sale has endured and remains a vital tradition in the life of the 
>City and its book lovers. Last year?s Annual Sale, in September of 2001, 
>raised $160,000, a figure certainly beyond the wildest dreams of those 
>volunteers who first set out, over a generation ago, to sell books to 
>benefit the library system.
>The Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library?s 38th Annual 
>Book Sale opens at Fort Mason Center?s Herbst Pavilion on Thursday, 
>September 5 and runs through Sunday, September 8.
>This year promises to be the best sale ever, featuring more than 125,000 
>volumes donated by the citizens and businesses of San Francisco. The 
>quality of books this year is high, as always, with every category--from 
>history to computer programming, from children?s to new age--represented in 
>Prices are low and will be even lower on Sunday, September 8 when all books 
>will be sold for a dollar or less apiece.
>The sale will be held in Herbst Pavilion at historic Fort Mason Center, a 
>spectacular bayside setting with ample free parking.
>As with the last three years, the sale will feature a Best of Book Bay 
>booth offering an array of rare, collectable and just plain odd books and 
>ephemera. Pacific Book Auction Galleries will also have an informational 
>booth where they will be giving out coupons for a free book appraisal.
>Dedicated book lovers are encouraged to join the Friends & Foundation to 
>take advantage of the Members? Preview Sale Thursday morning. For 
>membership information visit the F&F web site at 
>www.friendsandfoundation.org or call Membership at 415-437-4859.
>Volunteers are always welcome to sign up to help at the sale. Call 
>Volunteer Manager Patricia Coyle at 415-557-4256 for an application or 
>apply online at our web site.
>The entrance to Fort Mason Center is at the foot of Buchanan Street at 
>Marina Boulevard and is accessible by MUNI lines connecting to the #28 bus.
>For more information, call the Book Sale hotline at 415-437-4857, or visit 
>our web site at www.friendsandfoundation.org.
>Four Day Schedule
>September 5:
>Members? Preview Sale 10 AM - 1 PM (Shoppers can join at the door)
>Everyone Welcome 1 PM - 6 PM (Free Admission)
>September 6, 7 and 8:
>10 AM - 6 PM (Free Admission)
>Byron Spooner, Director of Book Operations
>Friends & Foundation of the SFPL
>Fort Mason Bldg. C.
>San Francisco, CA 94123
>Lois Gilman
>Program Manager
>Business 2.0 Live!
>Business 2.0
>One California Street, 29th Floor
>San Francisco, CA 94111
>e-mail: lois_gilman at business2.com
>Phone: 415-293-4834
>Business 2.0 Live!

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