About Read Again Bookstore
There's a new place in Reno where everyone can buy used (and some new) books, CDs, DVD, collectibles, children's books, and Nevada books. All of this, and lots more, is available several times a year at Read Again Bookstore. With prices starting at under a dollar, and a huge selection, you won't find better deals anywhere else in the Truckee Meadows.
The organization of books and other materials is vastly improved over temporary locations Friends of Washoe County Library used for book sale fundraising in the past. There are actually shelves like a real library rather than books being laid out on tables. Books are organized by subject and there is a catalog chart at the entrance so you can easily determine where subjects of interest to you are located.
Read Again Bookstore is operated by Friends of Washoe County Library, a non-profit volunteer organization that engages in a wide variety of activities to support our Washoe County Library System. Proceeds from sales at the Read Again Bookstore support various programs at the Washoe County Library.
Say Goodbye to Booksale Bonanza
Booksale Bonanza, the fund raising marketplace of used books and other materials that was held twice a year has been discontinued and replaced by the Read Again Bookstore. The library and community now have a permanent place to find bargains and support our Washoe County Library. Many thanks to volunteers with Friends of Washoe County Library for the hard work and many years of service that went into Booksale Bonanza.
Location of Read Again Bookstore
Read Again Bookstore is located in the Reno Town Mall, right next door to the Sierra View branch of the Washoe County Library. The door is to the left, just before the main entrance to the library branch. There will be signs when a sale is in progress. The Reno Town Mall is at the southwest corner of South Virginia Street and Peckham Lane, across from the Reno - Sparks Convention Center. There is plenty of free parking.
Sales at Read Again Bookstore
Book sales at Read Again Bookstore are held several times as year. This is a nice improvement over the old Booksale Bonanza system, when there were just two sales a year. The old facility was temporary and sales had to be set up and taken down each time. The grand opening sale at Read Again Bookstore was in January. Sale dates for the rest of 2013 are listed below.
Preview nights for Friends members are on first day of each sale period (usually a Friday), from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you aren't a member, you can join at the door. The remaining days are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last day of each sale is Bag Sale day - for $6, you can fill a bag supplied by the Friends, except for specially priced books.
- March 8 to 10 and 15 to 17.
- May 10 to 12 and 17 to 19.
- July 12 to 14 and 19 to 21.
- September 13 to 15 and 20 to 22.
- November 8 to 10 and 15 to 17.
How To Donate Books and Other Materials to Friends of Washoe County Library
Many items sold in Read Again Bookstore come from generous donations from members of the community. You can drop off up to two boxes of books at any library branch. There is also a donation facility located behind the Reno Town Mall at 4001 South Virginia Street. Drive to the back of the mall and look for the signs and red doors. Donation hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
For larger quantities, call (775) 324-5522 to make arrangements. Items accepted include quality used books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, paperbacks, large print books, fiction, non-fiction, and current software.
About Friends of Washoe County Library
Friends of Washoe County Library "is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advocating, fundraising, and providing support for Washoe County Library System." Volunteers and donations are always needed to help Friends fulfull its mission of supporting our public libraries. The Friends website has more information about becoming a volunteer.
By joining Friends of Washoe County Library at any level, your membership dues constitute a monetary donation. Perks include discounts at several local businesses and a library fine "oops" card. You can also consider donating to the Second Century Endowment to help ensure adequate funding for library functions into the future.
More Activities at the Washoe County Library
Each month, staff and volunteers at every branch of the Washoe County Library provide a terrific variety of programs and activities for library patrons. These are all family and kid friendly, and completely free. For a look at what's going on this month, refer to "Events and Activities at the Washoe County Library."
Source: Friends of Washoe County Library.