Friends of Wesleyan Library Sell More than 2,000 Books at Benefit

The Friends of Wesleyan Library, a group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members, helped raise more than $4,000 for the library during its third annual book sale Oct. 2 in Olin Memorial Library. The organization sold more than 2,000 books and other media throughout the day.

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Students browse the "Arts" and "Music" sections. The Friends collect donations of books from Wesleyan and local community members, and also sell books that are withdrawn from the library. After the sale, the Friends donated 16 boxes of books to Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Conn.

The sale is open to the local community and includes a silent auction, held in the Smith Reading Room. Book dealers from New York and Massachusetts attended the silent auction, which included 35 collectable titles. People could register and place bids on the books. The most popular items are art books. (Photos by Emily Brackman ’11)