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  • All Books Now 50% Off as Book Sale Enters Final Week. Weeding Sale Begins Today!

    Dear Institute Community,

    Thank you all for making the McLean Library Spring 2019 Book Sale such a success. We have found a lot of good homes for a lot of great books. The remaining titles are now half off the original list price.

    We've also been trying to weed some books from the collection. We sometimes have as many as four copies of a particular book, and we only need one!

    A volunteer came in last Friday and weeded several hundred titles. The attached picture should give you some idea just how many extra books we had. 

    These books are priced to move at $5 each, so stop on by and see if there are any items you might be interested in.

    This sale will last until all the weeded books are gone.