The 41st annual Used Book Sale opens on Sunday, Aug. 12 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 19 in the Ida Pasternak Auditorium and in Steve’s Room at the Jewish Community Center’s Carlyn H. Wohl Building in Creve Coeur. Shoppers will be able to browse and buy from a selection of more than 100,000 hard and soft cover books. The books have been organized into more than 50 categories including fiction, biography, children’s, collectibles, science fiction, mystery, foreign language, classics, politics, history, law, business, science, travel, humor, art, music, poetry and drama.

Most hardback books are priced at $2; paperbacks at $1.

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There will also be a selection of records, CD’s, tapes and videos available for purchase. Used Book Sale Committee Chairman Harriet Barenfeld said, “This year promises to be one of the biggest and best in our 40 year history due in large part to the year-round work of our loyal volunteers who sort, clean, price, box and sell the books with tireless dedication.”

The first day of the event (Preview Day) is Sunday, Aug. 12. There is a $10 admission charge and tickets go on sale that morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. Admission is free on all other days of the book sale. Half Price Book day is Friday, Aug. 17 where all the books are half price.

The final day of the sale, Sunday, Aug. 19, is Bag Day.

Admission is free and shoppers can fill plastic bags, which will be provided, for $5 per bag. Sale hours are as follows: Preview/Opening Day, Sunday, Aug. 12: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 19 the sale is closed; Bag Day, Sunday, Aug. 19: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the Used Book Sale benefit the JCC’s Roswell and Wilma Messing Cultural Arts and Education Department’s scholarship and programming needs.

For general information on the Used Book Sale, call 314-442-3179.