Book Bazaar Racks Up Big Sales at Leland Speed Library
Shoppers from Clinton and other metro Jackson communities hunted book bargains and found them at Mississippi College.
The weather in Central Mississippi was picture perfect on October 11 to kick off the Fall Book Bazaar at the Leland Speed Library.
Coordinator of the event, Tisha Sullender estimates there are 25,000 to 30,000 books up for grabs. She says there will be “thousands” of books sold before the three-day event ends in Bookend Alley.
The sale on the Clinton campus continues Friday and Saturday. It’s open to the entire MC family and the community. Readers of all ages are welcome.
The weather Thursday turned a little cooler and was much more Fall-like. And the seasonal weather helped pump up sales, Sullender said.
There were literary treasures on sale for $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Bibles were free. Books on sale ranged from titles like “This is Texas” to “The Book of Songbirds” for kids. Mysteries, biographies, books on politics, hobbies, music and literature catered to adults.
Christina Hinson spent about $50 for a cardboard box filled with books for her two young children.
The shopper from Edwards loves reading to her kids, ages seven and four. Prices at the MC Book Bazaar, she said, are fantastic. “It’s cheaper than on-line. You can’t beat the prices,” Hinson said.
Mississippi College communication professors Phyllis Seawright and Mignon Kucia were spotted at the hunt for book bargains Thursday afternoon.
“I’m a regular,” Kucia said. “I get most of my reading material there.”
The Clintonian prefers mysteries and enjoys purchasing children’s books and movies for family members. Audio books also make for nice purchases suitable for road trips.
Dr. Kucia has shopped at Mississippi College book fairs for years, and won’t stop now.
Leland Speed Library Director Kathleen Hutchison was impressed with the book bazaar’s first day. She will return to assist workers Friday.
Mississippi College’s next book bazaar at the Leland Speed Library is set for Thursday November 1.
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