The University Record, October 22, 2001

Books for sale

By Amy Garber
University Library

What can you buy with 10 cents nowadays? How about a paperback novel from the recently opened University Library Book Store?

Conceived as a method of finding a new use for items the Library doesn’t need, such as duplicate books or gifts, the bookstore offers both paperback and hardcover books on subjects such as history, sociology and economics as well as literature.

For the past several years, books have been sold at periodic one-day sales that took place at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, sometimes causing a frenzy among the book-buying public.

The idea of a continuous sale of a small amount of books “was tossed around for years. It is a concept that many of our collegial institutions have operated successfully and we wanted to give it a try,” said Julie Grygotis, head of authorities and bibliographic management, who with Lynn Marko, head of

monograph cataloging, planned the store.

The stock is refreshed nearly every day, with paperback novels generally priced at 10 cents, and other soft cover books at 50 cents. Hardcover titles are sold for $1 and $2.

The Book Store, open 2–4 p.m. Mon.–Fri., is located in Room 100, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.