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Friends of the

Tompkins County Public Library

Book Sale

Exterior make-over, 2016

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New bike racks with the Friends' logo

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Twice a year tents line the sidewalk to the end of the block on the Friday night before opening Saturday.

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Cashier area ready for customers.  CD wall in the background.

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Intent shoppers on day 1 of the sale.

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Proceeds from the book sale support the Tompkins County Public Library, the Finger Lakes Library System, and many small libraries and reading-related organizations in the Finger Lakes area.

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Fully stocked before opening day.

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All emptied out.

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5' Gaylords filled with leftover books await pick up.  Typically about 80% of the 250,000 books sell.  An 18-wheeler takes as many leftovers as will fit to Thrift Books for resale; the remainder of the books, sadly, go to the recycling center.