Library of Congress Staffers Cleaning House With Used Book Sale

Posted October 7, 2015 at 12:37pm

Bargain shoppers, rejoice!  

The Library of Congress’ annual used book sale is taking place Wednesday through Friday at the Madison Building (101 Independence Ave. SE), and everything is priced to move.  

(Courtesy Library of Congress Professional Association)
(Courtesy Library of Congress Professional Association)

The yearly purge, coordinated by the Library of Congress Professional Association, serves as a fundraiser for the Combined Federal Campaign, with 100 percent of the proceeds flowing through to the CFC general fund. Per organizers, all manner of media donated by LOC staffers are ripe for the plucking. Prices for the first day of the sale range from $3 for hardcover books to $1 cassette tapes to $2 a pop for video games. Come Thursday, the prices for those particular items drop to $2, $0.50 and $1 respectively, as they do across the board.  

Other collectibles up for grabs include: vinyl records, VHS tapes, CD box sets, comic books (hear that, Andrew Aydin ?), board games and puzzles.  

The sale lasts until 3 p.m. Wednesday, then resumes at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday.