Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service
318-869-5120 or Book Bazaar Co-chairs, Dian Tooke, 318-869-5542, or Hazel Fleck, 318-868-5620


Over 40,000 Books Available at 15th Annual Centenary Book Bazaar Sept. 14-15 in Gold Dome
15th Annual Bazaar Logo

SHREVEPORT, LA -- The 15th annual Centenary Book Bazaar -- with over 40,000 books, records, CDs, and tapes -- will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, in the Centenary College Gold Dome. Sale hours on Friday are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Offerings include bestsellers, cookbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, literary classics, novels, textbooks, children's books, first editions, rare books, and scores of other categories.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own boxes and bags to hold their purchases. Canvas bags will also be on sale. Concessions will also be available for purchase for those who choose to line up early Friday afternoon. Rather than the previous location on the south side of the Gold Dome, the line will begin in the cooler area under the trees on the north side, in the grassy area next to Kings Highway. Gold Dome doors will open promptly at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the Book Bazaar are used to fund projects and programs for Centenary College students. Past projects include providing domestic and international student travel programs; equipment and materials for academic departments and student organizations; camping and exercise equipment; computers for the Career Center; a $1,000 scholarship fund; picnic tables for the campus; furniture for residence halls and classroom buildings, and graduation day events for students and parents.

The book sale, supported by the Centenary Muses, has become an annual favorite of book collectors, students, and casual readers. Admission is free, and prices start at 25 cents. For more information, contact Book Bazaar co-chairs Dian Tooke or Hazel Fleck at 318-869-5542.

Centenary College of Louisiana, located in Shreveport, is a nationally ranked private liberal arts college. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered college west of the Mississippi River.