Archive for March, 2009

Altered Books program a hit

altered2This past Saturday, March 21, we held a workshop on making altered books. Eleven adults attended, and they appear to have had a great time. We had set aside a big stack of miscellaneous used books and magazines for the group to work on (items that weren’t likely to sell–faded and torn children’s picture books and old textbooks, for example).

The presenter, Noa Baron, and her assistant, Celia Holm, both Austin Public Library staff members, report that the group dug into the old books with scissors, markers, and glue (and gusto), and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Some of the books were collaged; others were hung with strings, and others had their pages frizzed.

We hope to hold another altered books workshop soon, possibly on a Saturday in April. Watch this space for more info.


March 23, 2009 at 9:12 pm Leave a comment

More vinyl LPs in the store this weekend

arrlpFolks– we’re adding a whole lot of new, well, used, vinyl LPs in good condition this Saturday, March 21, and this Sunday, March 22. The albums we have for sale include classical, blues, jazz, soundtracks, and more, and all our LPs are priced at just $1 each. Many are former library copies in protective plastic sleeves.

Please come in and check out our selection.

March 17, 2009 at 6:39 pm Leave a comment

Welcome to Recycled Reads Austin

Recycled Reads logoWelcome to Recycled Reads, Austin (TX) Public Library’s used book store. We sell books and media that have been retired from the Library’s collection, as well as materials donated to the Library by folks cleaning out their bookshelves and garages. We’re talking thousands of items offered every day we’re open, and they’re changing all the time. Most hardcovers sell for only $2 each, and most softcovers for $1, and we hold regular specials and sales.

If things don’t sell, they’re sent to a philanthropic organization supporting schools in the developing world, and if that organization can’t use them, they’re turned into building materials. Nothing goes into a landfill, and we think that’s important!

Collectible and out-of-print items of special interest often come our way, and we offer them at reasonable prices. Our goal is to raise money to support the Austin Public Library’s collections and programs, and to keep Austin green. If you’re in or near Austin, come pay us a visit.

Recycled Reads  *  5335 Burnet Road  *  Austin, TX  78756


Open: Tuesdays 10 – 4; Thursdays 3 – 9; Saturdays & Sundays Noon – 5

March 13, 2009 at 9:12 pm Leave a comment

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