Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service,  318-869-5120 
or Catherine Fraser, Book Bazaar liason,  318-869-5599

Thousands of Books Available at 16th Annual Centenary Book Bazaar Sept. 13-14 in Gold Dome
SHREVEPORT, LA -- The 16th annual Centenary Book Bazaar -- with thousands of books, records, CDs, and tapes -- will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14, in the Centenary College Gold Dome. Sale hours on Friday are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Offerings include bestsellers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, literary classics, novels, textbooks, first editions, rare books, special interest categories, and a large selection of children's books and cookbooks.  A silent auction will offer several books, including an autographed Ansel Adams book, Images.  While books will be sold on the main floor of the Gold Dome, vinyl records will be sold by the Centenary music sorority,  Sigma Alpha Iota, on the upper level.

Bags to hold purchases will be available this year, compliments of Target stores.  Canvas "Book Bazaar" logo bags will be on sale.

The annual sale is sponsored by the Centenary Muses. Proceeds are used to fund projects and programs for Centenary College students. Past projects include providing domestic and international student travel programs, equipment and materials for academic departments and student organizations, camping and exercise equipment, computers for the Career Center, scholarships, picnic tables for the campus, furniture for residence halls and classroom buildings, and graduation day events for students and parents.

The book sale has become an annual favorite of book collectors, students and casual readers. Admission is free and prices start at 25 cents.  For further information, contact Book Bazaar headquarters at 318-219-3409.

Centenary College of Louisiana, located in Shreveport, is a nationally ranked private liberal arts college. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered college west of the Mississippi River.