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.
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.