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Contact: Amy Giglio, Director of Annual Giving, 318-869-5136, or Lynn Stewart or Kelsey Johnson, Centenary News Service, 318-841-7265

Centenary Book Bazaar Sept. 9-10 Offers Over 40,000 Books and More

SHREVEPORT, LA -- The 19th annual Centenary Book Bazaar -- with thousands of used books, records, CDs and tapes -- will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, 2005, in the Centenary College Gold Dome. Sale hours on Friday evening are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Offerings include over 30 categories of books, including bestsellers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, literary classics, novels, textbooks, first editions, rare books and special interest categories. This year, the Bazaar will present over 3,700 children's books, 1,600 cookbooks and 700 science fiction books for sale. In addition, there will be a large selection of new-age literature, books on tape and CD, and large-print books. Many of the books are hardbacks and all are in great condition.

Buyers may interest themselves in the Treasure Chest, where they'll find new books published within the past three years, or they may search for high quality coffee table books in the Jewel Box.

A silent auction will feature 15 rare books, including The Story of the Jubilee Singers with Their Songs, a revised edition by J. B.T. Marsh; Annie McCune, Shreveport Madam by Goodloe Stuck; Selected Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne; The Tragedy of Andersonville: Trial of Capt. Henry Wirz, first edition by Gen. N. P. Chipman; Norman's Natchez: An Early Photographer and His Town by Joan W. Gandy and Thomas H. Gandy, signed by both authors.

While books will be sold on the main floor of the Gold Dome, over 3,000 vinyl records, including many Hollywood, Broadway and television soundtracks, will be sold by the Centenary music sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota, on the upper level.

The annual sale is sponsored by the Centenary Muses, an organization of Centenary friends. A small group of volunteers puts in over 1,000 hours each year to prepare for the Bazaar. They clean, sort and price books donated by the Shreveport-Bossier community. Proceeds are used to fund projects and programs for Centenary College students.

The book sale has become an annual favorite of book collectors, students and casual readers. Admission is free and book prices start at 25 cents. For further information, contact Book Bazaar headquarters at 318-219-3409 or Amy Giglio at 318-869-5136.

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