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Friends Booksale Oct 19-21 NEW LOCATION

This year, the Friends of the Library Giant Fall Book Sale will be held at a **NEW LOCATION: Centennial Hall (lower level), 550 Wellington St., London, N6A 3P9. The previous location at Western Fair District was not available this year.

2018 Book Sale Hours:

Friday, October 19: 9am - 9pm

Saturday, October 20: 9am - 5pm

Sunday, October 21: 10am - 4pm (fill a supplied grocery bag for $3!)

Cash only

Great selection of books, DVDs, rare and special items and more for all ages.

Elevator access is available to the lower level and volunteers can assist in carrying bags upstairs. 

Nearby Parking:

Street parking is available on several nearby streets. 2 hours free street parking is available on Saturdays and free street parking is available on Sundays. About a 5 minute walk from Centennial Hall is the Citi Plaza's underground parking lot at Wellington and King Streets (enter from King St. heading east or Wellington St heading south) 2 hours parking validation is provided at the main desk of the Central Library when you present your Citi Plaza parking ticket. Central Library is adjacent to Citi Plaza. There are a number of other private and municipal paid parking lots in the area: Map of Downtown London Parking Lots

Volunteering:

If you're interested in volunteering to help the Friends at the Book Sale, sign up online here or leave a message at 519-661-2448. They'd love your help!

 

Proceeds raised by the Friends of the London Public Library support value-added library programs and services.

Find out more information about the Friends on their website.

 

Comments

Change of venue for book sale.

I was so looking forward to the sale again this year! Then l found out it was in downtown London. I live outside London and avoid the downtown like the plague. Parking is a hassle, no matter where you park and traffic is a nightmare. Even free street parking outside the door won't get me there. Hopefully next year you go back to the convenience of the Western Fair District. See you then.

 

Friends of the Library

The Friends certainly hope that the community will continue to support their hard work as volunteers despite this change of location. Unfortunately, the Western Fair District location was not available to them this year. 

Free Downtown Parking

Since there are a few comments about the cost of parking, I thought I would post some info for people who might not know.

You can park downtown at the metered spaces for free about 6pm Monday-Friday, and free all day Saturday and Sunday.  There is plenty of street parking around Centennial Hall if you don't want to walk from Citi Plaza.

 

Saturday Street Parking

Thanks for taking the time to share this information! To clarify, on Saturdays, on street parking is free for 2 hours.  On Sunday, there is no time limit. There is more information here: http://www.downtownlondon.ca/Discover-Downtown/Parking

parking

  If this is a ploy to get people downtown you have failed.....  Western Fair  excellent place and parking lot is hugh  not worry about car damage or theift or  being acussed by some pan handler.  Disabled use walker........please return to Western Fair next year...

New location

We will pass along your feedback about the location to the Friends of the Library. The availability of free parking will certainly be missed this year and the Friends are working on ways to minimize the inconvenience. The Western Fair District location was not available to them this year. The Friends of the Library hope that the parking situation will not keep you from their sale and very much appreciate your support.

I'm very happy that the

I'm very happy that the location has changed this year.  It's much easier for me to get to, as I am a bus rider!  Thanks

Julie S..

 

 

New location

We will pass along your feedback about the new location to the Friends of the London Public Library.

Library sale

I’m am sorry to see that they moved the location of the library sale to downtown. I do not go downtown and I will not pay for parking! Western fair parking was so convenient. There are a lot of seniors that go to that sale and mobility can be an issue for them. I am going to miss going to that sale. Hopefully you change the location back!

 

New location

We will pass along your feedback about the new location to the Friends of the London Public Library. The Western Fair District location was not available to them this year.

Parking for Book Sale 2018

The Western Fair had easy, free parking, I don't know anything about downtown parking, i.e. where, how much, etc. Any info on that? Thank you kindly.

Location of Parking Lots

The availability of free parking will certainly be missed this year and the Friends are working on ways to minimize the inconvenience. The Western Fair District location was not available to them this year. There are a number of parking lots located near to Centennial Hall. Their locations are marked with a P on this map of Downtown London: http://www.downtownlondon.ca/mediafiles/DTL-Map-2014-Boundary-Expansion-w-wifi-website.pdf  About a 5 minute walk from Centennial Hall is the Citi Plaza's underground parking lot (enter from King St. heading east or Wellington St heading south) for which 2 hours validation is provided at the main desk of the Central Library. Central Library is adjacent to Citi Plaza.  The Friends of the Library hope that the parking situation will not keep you from their sale and very much appreciate your support.

access to new location

My first reaction to the new location. I don't want to pay to park to buy old books. To use public transit would limit my buying to what I can comfortably carry all the way home.

Parking availability

The availability of free parking will certainly be missed this year and the Friends are working on ways to minimize the inconvenience. The Western Fair District location was not available to them this year. About a 5 minute walk from Centennial Hall is the Citi Plaza's underground parking lot (enter from King St. heading east or Wellington St heading south) for which 2 hours validation is provided at the main desk of the Central Library. Central Library is adjacent to Citi Plaza.  The Friends of the Library hope that the parking situation will not keep you from their sale and very much appreciate your support.

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