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Monday, September 28, 2015

Used book sale at George Mason Library starts this week

Here’s your chance to browse among thousands of used books – including some rare and unusual books, children’s stories, popular fiction, graphic novels, and books in other languages, along with CDs, DVDs, sheet music, and audio books.

All are on sale at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, beginning this Thursday and lasting through the weekend. Get there early to find the biggest selection. Hours are 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday.

The semi-annual used book sale is sponsored by George Mason Friends. Proceeds from the sale benefit Fairfax County Public Libraries; various county projects, including the popular Children’s Summer Reading Program, and landscaping at the George Mason Library.

Among the rarities at this year’s sale are a collector’s edition of classic Donald Duck cartoons from the 1940s ($30) and a complete 12th edition of Encyclopedia Brittanica published in 1922 ($200).


  1. "Also please welcome our book sales' newest permanent fixture : swarms of insufferable fools and obnoxious louts with barcode scanning apps, who, despite being uninterested in actually reading anything, will nevertheless stand in front of the same box of books for twenty minutes, their phones incessantly spurting cash register noises, as they waste hours of our lives and days of theirs in the hopes of turning a $30 profit on Amazon. We hope you'll enjoy them!"

  2. Perhaps people could buy books to donate to inner city kids of all ages, or ask local schools if they would like books to give to children.

  3. We hope sarcastic little trolls like the Anonomous commenter of 9/28/15 stays far away from this book sale.

    1. Found the annoying scanner!

    2. Found the annoying troll!

      Seriously: I'm all in favor of books finding new homes instead of rotting in old ones, and of people actually reading...more than just Facebook.

      BTW: Nooks and the like may be convenient and save paper, but reading by the electronic glow of them and/or computers, tablets and so on at night can actually impair sleep. Perhaps that's why 8:45 is so grumpy.

    3. Correction: Anonymous 9/28/15

      My apologies to Anonymous 8:45!!