Indulge your tsundoku at the Friends of the Plano Public Library Book Sale

Do you buy way more books than you read?

The Japanese have a word for that. And the Friends of the Plano Public Library have a solution.

The word is tsundoku, a Japanese mashup of three words which add up to mean “acquiring more books than you can possibly read in one lifetime.”

If you count yourself among the tsundokursed, you may kill us for telling you this, but here goes anyway. You can stock up on books at bargain prices at the 34th annual Friends of the Plano Public Library Book Sale, Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at the Plano Event Center.

Friends of the Plano Public Library Book Sale // photo Beth Morgan

Almost 100,000 hardbacks, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs and records will be on sale at prices ranging from 25¢ to $2. Net proceeds from the Book Sale benefit the Plano Public Library System.

At prices like that, you can buy books to your heart’s content without breaking the budget. Just remember: you’ll have to cover the cost of that extra storage unit yourself.


The book sale runs Friday, August 4, from 6 to 10 p.m., with an admission fee of $5 for individuals and $10 for families. Members of the Friends of the Plano Public Library enjoy free, early admission at 5 p.m. on Friday night, as well as a 10% discount on all purchases on any day of the Book Sale. (Shoppers may obtain a Friends membership online at www.friendsofplanolibrary.org or at the sale.)  Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  An extra Sunday incentive includes special pricing for all merchandise at $10 for a bag of books (and the Friends supply the bags)!

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