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Used Book Sale - Hours


The books and materials are arranged topically on various tables and in special sections thoughout the Agricultural Arena.

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The 2014 AAUW State College Branch Used Book Sale will be held May 10 - 13, Saturday through Tuesday, at the Snider Agricultural Arena on Penn State's University Park campus. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. daily.

Monday is Half-Price Day and Tuesday, is Bag Day. On Bag Day customers will be able to buy a bag of books for a price to be determined (AAUW will supply the bag).


Free admission throughout the sale!

The doors will open promptly at 9:00 a.m. For patrons waiting in line for admittance, entrance numbers will be distributed beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014 by designated sale staff. Numbers will be distributed until 8:50 a.m. as buyers congregate. These are the only valid entrance numbers. During the 2012 sale, approximately 700 people were admitted within the first 20 minutes.

The customer line to get into the sale will not form until Friday, May 9, 2014. Items left before Friday to mark a place in line will be removed.

Once you have received your number, you are free to go out for breakfast. The official queuing of the line for the opening of the doors will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. and follow strict numeric order.

Admittance into the arena prior to 9:00 a.m. for any reason (including use of the bathroom) is strictly the prerogative of sale staff.

Types of Payment

We accept cash and checks. We are not equipped to accept credit cards. An ATM machine is located in lobby of the Centre County Visitors’ Center, which is located across the street from the Snider Agricultural Arena. The Visitors’ Center opens at 9 a.m.