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

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The City of Wolverhampton Council will be selling off a range of 'pre-loved' books which have been withdrawn from circulation to make way for new stock in Wolverhampton's 16 strong library network - with prices starting from just 30p.

The sale takes place at the Alan Garner Centre, Old Hall Street, adjacent to Wolverhampton's Central Library, from 10am to 3pm, and will be the third such sale of ex-library stock over the last year. The previous sales have seen thousands of titles find new homes, with the money raised reinvested in the library service, including the purchase of the latest titles.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, 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"All of our libraries have a small selection of withdrawn stock for sale, but we will be bringing them together for this special sale at the Alan Garner Centre.

"We have had an incredible response to the previous two sales, and Saturday's event will give people another great chance to pick up a bargain or two."

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  • released: Tuesday 17 July, 2018