Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Roy L. Williams
Public Relations Director
Birmingham Public Library
City of Birmingham
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John Carroll Catholic High School donates hundreds of books to BPL Friends Bookstore

Birmingham, Ala.-The BPL Friends Bookstore, located in the Central Library downtown, has received a major donation of hundreds of books from John Carroll Catholic High School. 
BPL Friends Bookstore Manager Thracie Pace said the donation of over 100 boxes of books from the private Birmingham high school is one of the largest the store has received in years.
“We are so appreciative of John Carroll Catholic High School for donating so many books from their library, many of them like new,” Pace said. “The timing is so perfect as BPL Friends Bookstore is right in the midst of our ‘Fill a Bag for $8’ book sale.” 
 Thanks to the new supply of books, Pace said the book sale may be extended. Under the sale, patrons can fill a Friends book bag with items from the store for just $8. The sale includes all items except yellow tag items which are already 50 percent off. 
All proceeds of the BPL Friends Bookstore benefit programs and services provided by BPL's 19 locations across the city of Birmingham. The bookstore is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The bookstore is supported by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library. 
"We appreciate your patronage whether you're new to Friends Bookstore or have been with us for many years," Pace said. "Let us know your positive suggestions as to how we may better serve you because, after all, it's you and our volunteers who make Friends the best little bookstore around."
BPL Friends Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Central Library. Free parking is available in the library parking lot. If you would like to volunteer at BPL Friends Bookstore, drop by the store or contact Pace at 205-587-2221 or via email at
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