The Friends of the Library used book sale, by the numbers

Hawaii Independent Staff

The annual Friends of the Library of Hawaii used book sale starts this weekend at McKinley High School.

Here’s a quick look at the sale, by the numbers.

1. 150,000 books
That’s a lot of books.

2. 100 volunteers
The Friends usually has 100 volunteers –

3. 400 to make the sale happen
but it takes a crew four times that to pul off the sale.

4. $200,000
The Friends of the Library of Hawaii hopes to earn $200,000 in gross receipts from the sale. They’re helped in this effort by Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, which is underwriting the sale.

5. Five pop-ups!
This year, the sale features pop-up sales during the weekdays. Mysteries on Monday; military on Tuesday; history on Wednesday; literature and religion on Thursday; and biographies, sci-fi, and historical fiction on Friday. The pop-ups run from 11 am to 7 pm.

You can find more info on the sale here.