University of Rochester

EVENT: 31st annual Rochester Book Sale at the University of Rochester

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24, on the first floor of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public; parking available on most University lots.

August 1, 2003

MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: Friends of Rush Rhees Libraries pre-sale and reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. For membership information, call (585) 275-4461.

One of the Rochester area's largest marketplaces for book buyers will return to the University of Rochester's River Campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23 and 24. The Rochester Book Sale, now in its 31st year, is free and open to the public.

The landmark Rush Rhees Library will be the site of this year's sale sponsored by the Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries. The public is invited to browse and buy previously owned books from romance novels and classics to children's books and mysteries. A "bag sale" will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Parking is free and available on campus.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the University libraries, which are ranked among the top national and international research libraries.

For information about donating books for the sale or becoming a member of the Friends and attending the pre-sale event and reception, contact (585) 275-4461.