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Friends of LSU Libraries Book Barn to Hold Annual Book Bazaar March 20-22

03/13/2014 01:26 PM

BATON ROUGE – Volunteers from the Friends of the LSU Libraries Book Barn have been working around the clock collecting and organizing books for the 2014 Book Bazaar, which will be held from Thursday, March 20, through March 22, at the 4-H Mini-Barn and Nelson Memorial Buildings, near the John M. Parker Coliseum.

 

The Book Bazaar, organized and run by the Friends of the LSU Libraries and the Book Barn Volunteers, will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

This year’s sale will offer books in dozens of categories from contemporary fiction to rare and collectible books. The books come in all forms and sizes, from hardback to leather bound and oversized to extremely small, and most cost less than $10, with some titles being sold for less than $1.

 

Some highlights for the 2014 Book Bazaar include an 1897 edition of “The Confederate Soldier in the Civil War,” edited by Ben Le Bree; a 1902 LSU Gumbo, and The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces (1863).

 

Admission to the Book Bazaar is free and parking is available. The Friends of the LSU Libraries is no longer accepting donations for this year’s bazaar.

 

Over the last 35 years, the Friends of the LSU Libraries have raised more than $1.5 million for that endowment fund. Proceeds from the endowment fund are used by the LSU Libraries to fund projects wherever the need is greatest.

 

For more information on the Book Bazaar, call the Book Barn at 225-578-5925 or visit www.lib.lsu.edu/lib/friends/bazaar.html.

 

 

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Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3871
alooney@lsu.edu