The Silver City Friends of the Library (FOL) is holding its May Book Sale on Saturday, May 11, from 10:00am-2:00pm, at the FOL Bookstore, 1510 Market Street--in the big yard on Market Street across from Cheyenne Street, six blocks west of the Habitat for Humanity Restore yard. 

Hardback and trade paperback books are priced at $1.00 each and paperbacks at $0.50 each. In some individual cases, books may be priced higher. Weather permitting, clearance items sales take place in the FOL parking lot where visitors can purchase a bag of books (special bags are provided in the parking lot) at $2.00 per bag. 

“We have new inventory throughout the Bookstore,” the Friends of the Library spokesperson said, “including outstanding art books, coffee table books, a collection of books about Scotland, several Great Courses, children’s classics, numerous collectable books, and a set of books about the Swing Era. In addition, we have fiction in French and Spanish and a number of items to help you learn to speak French, Finnish, German, Spanish, or Chinese. For the musicians out there, we have sheet music available for a variety of instruments.” The Bookstore also stocks books by local writers.

Friends of the Library Volunteers have sorted and shelved thousands of books. More than 40 popular authors are highlighted in a separate display inside the Store, alongside the shelves that are stocked with over 30 different categories of fiction and non-fiction literature, some in languages other than English. The Bookstore offers separate sections for large print books; it features a selection of books for education and home schooling and an entire room is dedicated to books for children and youth, of all ages. CDs and DVDs, as well as Audio Books are in stock.

The Friends of the Library accepts donations of books from the public and uses these to raise funds to support the Silver City Library’s programs and activities. Donations can be placed in the Friends of the Library donation bins outside the Silver City Library main door. These are located to the right of the Library’s bin for returning Library books. For further information regarding donations in general or for arranging pickup for large donations, please contact or call 575-538-4940.

Mark your calendars for the 2019 Friends of the Library book sales on the 2nd Saturday of each odd numbered month. The next sale will be on July 13, 2019.

And remember, you don’t have to be a member of FOL to purchase any of our books.