Bookworms and bargain-hunters, take note. More than 37,000 used library books and magazines will be up for sale this weekend.
The annual library book sale organised by the National Library Board (NLB) will be held this Saturday 10 July to Sunday 11 July at the Singapore Expo, Hall 6A from 9.30am to 8pm.
In its 11th year, avid readers can look forward to fiction and non-fiction books that cater to children, young people and adults at the sale. Popular magazines, like PC Magazine, Her World, National Geographic, Reader's Digest (the English and Chinese edition) and Yazhou Zhoukan (an international Chinese weekly news magazine), will also be on sale.
Price of items will range from $1 to $5 and each customer will be allowed to purchase up to a maximum of 60 items. NLB says stocks will be replenished throughout the two-day event.
To facilitate the public in their book selection, the adults' English non-fiction books will be displayed under 10 categories (namely, Arts, Business, Computer, Cookery, Family, Health, Home & Gardening, Pets & Animals, Recreation, and Travel Guides) and a General category.
In conjunction with the Library Book Sale, the Charity Book Donation event will be held today, a day ahead of the Library Book Sale, to provide an opportunity for more than 80 voluntary welfare and non-profit organisations to be the first to select the books and magazines for free.
According to NLB, this is part of its continuous effort to promote reading among the underserved and ensure that reading materials are made more accessible to them. Participating organisations include Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled, Clubilya and Metta PreSchool.
Said Ms Ngian Lek Choh, Deputy Chief Executive, NLB, "The Library Book Sale and Charity Book Donation allow our library resources to be made more easily available to the community, including the underserved. Through these platforms, we can further spread the joy of reading and promote a culture of reading and learning among Singaporeans."