Weekend Update: May 10-12

More than 400,000 books are for sale in the Graham Building at the Wake County Library Book Sale.

More than 400,000 books are for sale in the Graham Building at the Wake County Library Book Sale.

The Wake County Library’s annual Book Sale and Festival of Reading opened Thursday in the Graham Building and prices keep getting better throughout the weekend. But don’t fret if you didn’t make it there the first day. With more than 400,000 books, there are still plenty of bestsellers left on the table. The books are in good condition. Some are pulled out of circulation, and others come from donations if library locations already have duplicate copies. Cash, checks and all major credit cards accepted.
Admission is free.
Hours and prices:

  • Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – hardbound books $4; paperbacks and children’s materials, $1
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – hardbound books $2; paperbacks and children’s materials, $1
  • Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – bag of books, $2; Box of books, $5 (Customers can bring wagons/carts)

The Scott Building will host the Sportscard and Sports Memorabilia 3-Day Show with more than 80 exhibitors buying, selling and trading vintage to new sportscards and memorabilia. Show hours are Friday 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $5 daily or purchase a weekend pass for $7. Admission is free for children ages 15 and under.

The N.C. Plantation Pleasure Walking Horse Tarheel Classic Horse Show runs Friday and Saturday in the Horse Complex. Free spectator admission.

The Holshouser Building is going to the dogs on Saturday and Sunday. The Mid Atlantic Hound Association Dog Show features hound breeds, American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen testing, dog show tours, Coonhound Bench Show and more. Admission is free.

The Original Coin & Currency Show will be in the Martin Building Saturday and Sunday. The show offers a variety of numismatic items including rare coins, precious metals, paper money, tokens, coin collecting books and supplies. Bring your coins and currency to be appraised or bought. Admission is free. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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