In true Toronto fashion, book lovers lined up for hours at the annual Toronto Reference Library book sale.
On Thursday, the Toronto Public Library hosted its first day of its annual clearance sale, with all items priced between 10 and 50 cents.
And like any sale in the city, line ups formed early.
Tried to go to the Toronto Reference Library Book Sale on my lunch hour. FML pic.twitter.com/KibJPv32K9
— Melissa (@melissasprofile) March 15, 2018
The line up for the book sale was reportedly about two hours. But that didn’t stop people from showing up.
It was so busy that the Library had to issue a notice to anyone interested in heading down on the first day.
“Due to the overwhelming turnout for today’s Clearance Book Sale at Toronto Reference Library, the line is now closed to allow those that are in line to get into the sale,” they said. “Please drop by tomorrow or Saturday and thanks for the ongoing support, Toronto.”
If you’re in the market for new reading material (rainy spring weather is on the way people), this is the best time to buy discounted books in the city. Plus, all money raised from the clearance sale will go towards supporting library programs and services.
Keep in mind only cash is accepted, and clearly, you need to head down early. If not, you may face those lines… check out the photos below.
When: March 16, 9 am to 7 pm; March 17, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall, 789 Yonge Street