Thursday, August 13, 2009


(Teacher Materials Too)

August 22nd (Saturday), 10-4
August 23rd (Sunday), 1-4

Meeting Room 2
Reston Regional Library
11925 Bowman Towne Dr.

Safety of ALL of our patrons is our first priority, so we have developed the following guidelines:

1. NO SCANNING at this sale.
2. NO strollers or rolling carts in the sales room.
3. NO BACKPACKS of any kind. This includes BABY BACKPACKS (those where the baby is in a frame on your back). We have observed that when a person with a backpack on swings around, other patrons get bludgeoned! You may keep your baby in a front sling of any fashion.
4. We reserve the right to limit BULK buying.
5. No hoarding books.
6. No sitting on floor -- Adults or Children -- again, this is a huge safety concern.

Note: We will NO LONGER offer children's, young adult or teacher specific materials in the regular Semi-Annual Sales.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? E-mail us!

We look forward to seeing you on August 22 and 23!



Anonymous said...

What is "bulk" buying? In the past when I go to other library sales, I have purchased up to $90 worth of children's books. Would that be considered "bulk"? Thank You.

Air said...

No scanning = HUGE "yay!"

Reston Friends! said...

Bulk is taking an inordinate number books in one fell swoop thus depriving others of the opportunity to shop as well. Visually it looks like hogging an entire section...

Anonymous said...

What's scanning?

Reston Friends! said...

Scanning is using an electronic scanner to read bar codes, which indicates the value of the book on the used book market. Many dealers use them to quickly work through a number of books in order to purchase only those that have a good re-sale value for their business.

Wayne said...

I scan books and usually spend about 100.00 a show. I’m always curtious, and careful and watch out for others. If a library wants to make money, isn’t mine any good? I don’t hog anything. I don’t think its any different then reading everything before you decide to buy 1 book!! Thanks :( Im sad.... julieP.S. we use this to make up some income that was lost, not being greedy.

Reston Friends! said...

Julie, we encourage you to come to the Semi-Annual Sale, which will feature many, many more books (just not in this genre) and at which we will welcome patrons with scanners.

As we've said in other places about this sale, this is an experiment we're trying to see if we can balance the concerns/requests of many.

Reston Friends