Law library to host book sale

Faith Hadley

Next week, the Law Library will be holding it’s annual book sale fundraiser. This yearly event celebrates the National Library Week, which was first lauded in 1958.

Donations for the sale are being accepted at the front desk of the law library and will be taken in through this weekend. Look for the blue sign on the desk.

Books, CDs, videos and games will be available for purchase in the front of the library from April 11 through the 15. The sale will be available during the hours of the library; which are 7:30 – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 – 7 p.m. Friday. Items for sale will be stocked on book carts throughout the front of the law library, and purchase can be made at a desk to the right of the room.

Prior to the fundraiser a pre-sale will be available for law students to pick up potentially useful materials for their studies. The rest of the materials run the gamut from a World War II pamphlet to a healthy number of nonfiction tomes and “a collection of every nonfiction topic under the sun,” according to Creighton Miller, librarian for research & bibliographic instruction at the Washburn University Law Library.

Selection is more varied at the beginning of the week, when prices are higher. Prices begin at four dollars on Monday and drop every day, but it is best to snap up a desirable item sooner rather than later as it will probably disappear by Friday.

Bag Day is Friday, in which shoppers can stuff a bag and buy its contents for one dollar. The sacks were provided courtesy of the Ichabod Shop. This presents a favorable chance for crafters and scrapbookers. Should anything remain after 5 p.m. on Friday evening, you can step in and take away supplies for free.

Crieghton Miller, who is the faculty in charge of the fundraiser, said that funds from the book sale will be allocated to two different places. Money earned by the sale of books and materials that are being removed from the law library collection will go to the general Washburn University coffers. Incoming funds resulting from donated items will be used for the law library.

The amount of money raised varies from year to year, with last year being a serious low. This could be due in part to the end of the Book Nut section, in which the law library bought a collection of best selling novels, which after a few years of circulation and wear were sold in the book sale. This practice brought in a chunk of change, but budget cuts meant the cut of this section.

The book sale has been going on for more than seven years, and community members, students, faculty, and alumni all come in to show their support. “We’d love to have everyone come by,” Miller said.