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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Heads up book lovers! 73rd annual book sale returns at Ward Village (hawaiinewsnow.com)

    It's that time of the year.

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/...-ward-village/

    They will be at Ward.

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Re: Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale

    https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2020/0...-goes-virtual/

    The Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale goes virtual this year.

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    http://khon2.com/2015/06/19/avid-rea...e-at-mckinley/

    Starts tomorrow.

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  • Honoruru
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    Bump!

    Another year. The 67th Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale begins this Saturday, June 21, and runs through June 29.

    I've been going every year since 1971, but I have to admit that lately I've been buying less and less. Last year I didn't buy anything. I wonder how much longer this venerable sale will last, what with books and movies and music now readily available for download or streaming? I still like the atmosphere, though, and I'll be browsing happily. It's just nice to be among friends.

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  • Honoruru
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    Re: Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale

    It's that time again, the 66th Annual Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi Book Sale. Lots and lots of books, DVDs, and other stuff (I don't think records are included anymore). It begins this Saturday, June 22 (earlier if you're a member).

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  • lensperson
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    Re: Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale

    It would be a pity if all physical books end up looking like the Dead Sea Scrolls.
    Serious students of history use whatever is available after the ravages of time
    eat their way through old libraries.

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Used books are good when you don't have to be delicate by handling it by your fingertips or read it while eating or drinking stuff.

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  • Honoruru
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    Re: Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale

    The 65th Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale begins this Saturday, June 23, from 9 am-9 pm at the McKinley High School cafeteria, and runs through July 1. Over 150,000 books will be up for sale, as well as DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, records (?), and more!

    And don’t forget the food! The Simply Ono food truck will be there, among others.

    I love this sale, but I wonder how well it’s doing these days? What with the demise of bricks and mortar bookstores (only Barnes & Noble left, I think), and used bookstores (only Jelly’s and Shirokiya’s Bookoff that I can think of), e-books replacing physical books as the reading medium of choice, and even the notion that people are not reading books anymore, how does all this affect this long-standing island tradition?

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  • shaveice
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    i love this annual sale; minor complaint but i just wish it were held in a place with more space; it gets pretty crowded and stuffy....

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  • sophielynette
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    Re: Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale

    Originally posted by Honoruru View Post
    Hmmm, you're probably right. When I posted this, I was thinking about past years. I don't usually visit the music area, so I don't really recall seeing records last year. But I remember seeing records on sale there once upon a time.

    Last time I went there were records, but I can't remember if it was last year or the year before.

    But I am ridiculously excited for this booksale. I plan on going tomorrow to scope it out and again on the last day for the 50 cent books. Yay books!

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  • Honoruru
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    Originally posted by mel View Post
    I don't recall seeing any records at last year's booksale. Someone tell me if they actually see records for sale at this year's sale.
    Hmmm, you're probably right. When I posted this, I was thinking about past years. I don't usually visit the music area, so I don't really recall seeing records last year. But I remember seeing records on sale there once upon a time.

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  • mel
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    I don't recall seeing any records at last year's booksale. Someone tell me if they actually see records for sale at this year's sale. I'm missing it this year. Off island.

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  • Honoruru
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    Re: Friends of the Library of Hawaii Book Sale

    The 63rd Friends of the Library of Hawaiʻi Book Sale begins Saturday, June 19, and runs through June 27. Lots of books, records, CDs, DVDs, and more.

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Originally posted by Honoruru View Post

    I’m a long-time patron of the Friends of the Library Book Sale (just about the best sale of any type in Hawaii), but sadly have not visited in the last couple of years. I did today, though (found three books for $5, nothing exciting, but still good buys). I like that they extended the books outdoors under tents. When I went to the sale the first time in 1970, I was amazed. At that time it was at the Richard Street YWCA, and it was held closer to August (i.e. hot hot hot!). There were so many people crowded in a tiny room trying to find books and maneuvering themselves around other people. Eventually, a woman in the crowd fainted because of the heat, but it was so packed she literally could not fall down. She was held up by all the people surrounding her. It took a long time for the emergency responders to reach her.

    Shortly after that, they changed the venue to Central Intermediate; and shortly after that to McKinley High School, where it’s been held ever since.
    It felt like a sauna in the auditorium especially when coming from a breezy outside. The outside tents had a natural air conditioning.

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