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West End Plaza in Salisbury will host the library’s ‘Bookpalooza’ sale

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) – Time to buy some books! Rowan Public Library, in conjunction with Friends of Rowan Public Library, is hosting a huge four-day book sale event beginning Friday, April 29, with a preview sale for Friends of RPL members. From Saturday April 30 to Monday May 2, the sale is open to the public. Bookpalooza will take place at the West End Plaza Event Center (formerly a JC Penney storefront), located at 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W, Salisbury.

The sales selection includes novels for adults, young adults and children, as well as a wide variety of non-fiction titles. The sale also includes DVDs, CDs, CD audiobooks and specialty items, including vinyl.

The Friends of Rowan Public Library member sale will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, April 29. If you are not yet a member, you can purchase subscriptions at the door; an individual membership is only $10. Members can begin checking in at the main entrance of the West End Plaza Event Center at 5 p.m. to secure a spot in line. Preview sale opens to verified Friends of RPL members at 6 p.m.

After the sale reserved for members on Friday evening, Bookpalooza is open to the public! Everyone is welcome to shop Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday May 1, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Standard pricing is $2 for hardcover books, $1 for softcover books, 50 cents for paperback paperbacks, $1 for hardcover children’s books, 50 cents for children’s softcover books and $1 for DVDs and CDs. However, Bookpalooza includes a variety of special discounts so everyone can enjoy this book sale party!

The Saturday and Sunday sale hours feature a “discount wheel” that will spin every hour and reveal a new special offer for all shoppers. There are also special discounts that extend beyond the hour, although these discounts cannot be combined:

· Saturday and Sunday: All educators and students receive 50% off their total purchase. Simply present your ID or other proof of employment/enrolment for a preschool, primary or secondary school (including homeschooling) or institute of higher learning to receive 50% off your purchase total.

· Sunday: Seniors (55+), Rowan County Employees, and Veterans receive 50% off their total purchase. Show your ID or other verification to receive 50% off your total purchase.

· Monday: Final Sale Extravaganza – Fill a box or bag full of items for a ridiculously low price.

Customers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags or boxes to the sale. Friends of RPL Bookpalooza will accept cash, Apple Pay, AmEx, Discover, Mastercard and Visa. Checks payable to Friends of Rowan Public Library will also be accepted.

Donations or used items will also be accepted during Bookpalooza opening hours. Those wishing to donate items (books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks and vinyl) to Friends of RPL are encouraged to take advantage of the easy drop off opportunity: look for the signs outside the WEP event center, near the Bookpalooza entrance and walk up to the donation drop off at the old JC Penney loading dock. Consider cleaning out your personal library, then restocking it with titles that are new to you!

Proceeds from the Friends of RPL Bookpalooza directly benefit the Rowan Public Library and are used to help fund various initiatives, including RPL’s Oceans of Possibilities 2022 summer reading initiative, which offers programs and incentives reading for all ages.

If out of stock, the sale will end and a notice of closure will be posted on as well as RPL’s social media pages. To learn more about Friends of RPL and its membership and volunteer opportunities, visit For more information about Bookpalooza, call 704-216-8240.

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