Special Sales


Rossini Festival International Street Fair

Friends participated in the Knoxville Opera Company’s 2017 Rossini Festival International Street Fair with a book sale in the East Tennessee History Center auditorium. The sale featured books on opera and classical music, European travel, foreign languages, art, cooking, and wine and beer as well as a number of recordings.


Children’s Festival of Reading

13260050_10154153812449035_3195701231311887437_nFocusing almost exclusively on books for our youngest readers, the Friends booth is always a crowd favorite at the Knox County Public Library’s Children’s Festival of Reading each May. The 2017 festival will be held on Saturday, May 20.

All volumes are $1 or less, making it possible for families to stock up on summer reading at affordable prices.


East Tennessee History Fair

Hundreds of visitors immerse themselves in regional history at the East Tennessee History Fair in August. The Friends book sale booth features titles on regional history, culture, and surroundings.

View photos from the 2016 History Fair here.


Collectible Books

Friends frequently receives donations of collectible books. Some are offered to the Special Collections of the East Tennessee History Center. Others are listed for sale online.


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