29th annual Centenary Book Bazaar set for September 11-12
SHREVEPORT, LA — The 29th annual Centenary Book Bazaar will be held Friday, September 11, from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Gold Dome. The Book Bazaar is organized and sponsored by the Muses, a philanthropic group dedicated to funding projects and programs for Centenary students.
"During this much-anticipated community event, the Gold Dome becomes the largest bookseller in the state of Louisiana," said David Williams, Manager of Advancement Services and liaison to the Muses. "The dedicated ladies of the Muses work year-round collecting and sorting thousands of items, and all of the money raised goes directly to fund projects benefitting Centenary students, faculty, and staff."
According to the Muses, this year's Book Bazaar will again offer over 80,000 items for purchase. The Bazaar boasts over 50 categories of paperback books, hardback books, DVDs, VHS, CDs, cassette tapes, and puzzles.
This year's special collection area will display over 1,000 vintage children's books. Most items are priced from 25¢ to $5.00, with higher-priced rare items reserved for bid auction.
As in previous years, a section will be devoted entirely to books found on local middle and high school readings lists. Students will find almost all required titles ranging in price from 25¢ to $1.25.
Overall, the bazaar has raised more than $1 million dollars to aid the College. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Book Bazaar funds donated by the Muses helped purchase new curtains for Marjorie Lyons Playhouse and new bleachers for the softball field. Support from the Muses also helped create a new classroom in the Meadows Museum.
Patrons should bring bags or boxes to carry out their books. Carryout assistance is available. Cash or check is accepted. On Saturday, all items are half-price after 12:30 p.m.
For more information, contact the Book House at 318.219.3409.