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Bookworms can pick up a bargain at sale of ex library stock

Bookworms can get their hands on ex library stock at a special sale taking place at East Park Library on Saturday (7 April).

The City of Wolverhampton Council will be selling off a range of 'preloved' books which have been withdrawn from circulation to make way for new stock in Wolverhampton's 16 strong library network - with prices starting from just 30p.

This is the second such sale of ex library stock to be held. The first, at Bantock House Museum in November, was a huge success, with over 3,000 titles finding new homes and £1,400 raised which has been reinvested in the library service.

Robert Johnson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Chief Librarian, said: "We aim to ensure our libraries carry a wide range of titles, including the latest publications.

"With around 200 new books published every day in the UK there is always pressure on space on our shelves, and so from time to time we need to withdraw old titles from circulation.

"These tend to be books which haven't been loaned for a long period of time, or which have been updated with new editions.

"All of our libraries have a small selection of withdrawn stock for sale, but we will be bringing them together for this special sale at East Park Library.

"We had an incredible response to the first sale we held 6 months ago, and this weekend's event will give people a great chance to pick up a bargain or 2."

The sale takes place at East Park Library, Hurstbourne Crescent, WV1 2EE on Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Proceeds will be reinvested into the library service, including the purchase of the latest titles.

It's free to join Wolverhampton's libraries. To find out more, please visit Libraries.

  • released: Tuesday 3 April, 2018