Students flocked to City College’s 12th annual Library Book Fair held on March 11. The fair was located in Gorton Quad and went from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Book Fair operated based on the donations of books from the City College community. The books ranged from ages children to adult and covered every genre under the sun.
Some students, such as Ben Riley, found more than they expected when coming to class Wednesday morning.
“I had no idea this was even going on, but I wandered over to see what the crowd in the Quad was all about. There were a ton of books I wouldn’t have thought to buy. I bought a book on French. I don’t even speak it, but now I just might learn to.”
The tables in the Gorton Quad remained fully stocked with not only books, but also students and faculty throughout the day.
Volunteers from the City College community worked from morning until night seeing that the books were organized, customers were helped, and the sales were taken care of.
The Book Fair called for donations of any books available, but no magazines. The donations were so plentiful that boxes full of books were piled next to the tables for the customers to rifle through.
The proceeds from the fair went to the City College Library, with each book only costing customers $1.
“It’s nice to be able to get some great books at lower prices. I donated as well as bought books. I know the money being made from it is going to a good place, so I’m very happy to take part in the fair,” said student Emily Chiaz.