Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hold that Sale

Marc or anyone from Shimer who might be subscribing to this blog, will it be possible to get a sale extension for Alums who need to travel transcontinental to shop at the sale?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Book sale

If you don't care to click, Shimer is selling off either a third or two-thirds of its library, including the stuff that has not seen the light of day in ages. The sale will be held on the 19th through the 21st, one to four, most books being a dollar. I am going during office hours, in case you wish to avoid running into me, and I wish I could figure out how one can be considered a "community member" and get invited to the pre-sale!

Take care, all.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Why is this happening?

I simply don't understand. If any of the college attache's are reading could you please explain why they are selling of a large chunk of the library?


Winter Book Sale
Shimer College is planning a major winter book sale from January 19-21, 2007 on its former Waukegan campus. The College is looking to sell 10,000 volumes from its 30,000 book collection at the three day event which is open to the public.

Hours are 10-4 each day. The sale will be held in the former Shimer Gym located between Genesee St. and Sheridan Road, just south of Cory in downtown Waukegan.

Shimer will be moving its remaining 20,000 books to Chicago in February. About 5,000 books will be housed at the College and 15,000 books will move into the Galvin Library at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Shimer Library Director Colleen McCarroll says books which have been part of the College’s collection since its founding in 1853, will be for sale. Most books will be offered for sale at $1 per volume for hard covers and 25-cents for paperbacks.

A special pre-sale event will be held on January 18th from 10 - 4 for librarians and members of the Shimer community."