The Book Was Almost Thrown Away
Friends of the Memphis Public Library Sold it for $1,250
You never know what you’ll find in a bin of old books.
In the case of the Friends of the Memphis Public Library, you might just find a book worth $1,250.
That’s how much the organization made off a 1968 first-edition of a science fiction book called “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”
It was the most a former library book has ever sold for, Louise Brown, the group’s manager of online book sales, said.
“This thing was going to be thrown away, and I can’t imagine how many programs that it will fund for the library,” Brown said.
The money raised by the group pays for programs like training for librarians and children’s literacy events.