Central Library is helping people beat the credit crunch with their Big Book Sale on Saturday 29 November.
People are guaranteed to pick up some excellent bargains with second hand paperbacks selling for as little as 20p and hardbacks for 30p.
Special items such as superseded law books will also be sold for the knockdown price of £5 helping thrifty students and bargain hunters alike.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council said: "The books borrowed from the library are subject to a lot of wear and tear and eventually need to be removed to make space for new editions on the shelves. They have all their pages and from a reader's point of view will still provide hours of pleasure, so it would be a shame for them to go to waste."
The Big Book Sale is an environmentally friendly way of removing the books from the library and will benefit the many people who love a good second hand book sale. There are some real gems to be found and will include adult fiction, non-fiction, children's books and some foreign language books.
There will also be some CDs and DVDs priced at 50p.
The Big Book Sale will take place on Saturday 29 November 2008, 10am - 4pm in Central Library, Committee Room, Second Floor.
Claire Keegan, Press Office tel: 0161 234 4014