$5 for $10 Worth of Used Books, CDs, DVDs, and More at Mt. Lebanon Book Cellar

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  • Books, CDs, DVDs, and more
  • New York Times celebrated librarian
  • Support your local library

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Promotional value expires May 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. May use multiple Groupons in 1 visit. In-store purchases only. Not valid for gift certificates, snacks, or beverages. No cash or credit back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Mt. Lebanon Book Cellar - Mount Lebanon: $5 for $10 Worth of Used Books, CDs, DVDs, and More at Mt. Lebanon Book Cellar

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The Book Cellar escapes the curse afflicting many book fairs of being littered with endless copies of Dianetics and Windows 95 for Dummies through support from vivacious readers whose donations have created an intriguingly eclectic selection of literary milestones, pulp-fiction treats, and fascinating non-fiction. With the store's pleasant pricing, your $10 voucher could have you walking home with shelves' worth of material. Kindle and iPad owners can pick up analog copies of their digital favorites, since coverless tablets offer no way to broadcast to your coworkers that you're reading Nabokov.

The Mt. Lebanon Book Cellar is the brainchild of librarian mastermind Cynthia K. Richey, who created a potent way to combat the library's dwindling government funding by converting the basement into a store where your purchases support the Mt. Lebanon Public Library. Make sure to bring your collection of conquered books and DVDs to donate so other knowledge-hungry readers can spend the afternoon scouting for that perfect illiteracy buster.

Reviews

Library director Cynthia Richey won a New York Times Librarian Award in 2006, and the Mt. Lebanon Book Cellar has been featured in both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and on LISNews:

  • [Cynthia] has been able to make sure the library's use grows despite a declining population and unreliable funding. – Laura Pace, Post-Gazette
  • ...The Book Cellar, a permanent used-book store, was created in several rooms downstairs from the main library, through the efforts of Friends of the Library volunteers to staff it. – birdie, LISNews

Customer Reviews

Wonderful store, great buys and great volunteers.
January 25, 2013
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