Over 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs and more will be for sale to the public at bargain prices at the 2017 Friends of The Seattle Public Library Huge Spring Book Sale.

This popular event, attended by thousands from throughout the region, is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Seattle Center, Exhibition Hall, 299 Mercer St., 206-684-7200. A special preview sale for Friends members will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 17.

Items for sale will include fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, CDs, DVDs of films and TV series, records, audiobooks and collectible books. Items will sell for $1 to $3. Attendees are encouraged to bring a reusable bag or wheeled suitcase for their purchases.

The sale will have over 50 categories of nonfiction including art, cookbooks, crafts, gardening, history, music, performing arts, pets, nature and travel. It will have an extensive selection of fiction including science fiction, graphic novels, classics and short stories. The children's selection covers every reading level you can imagine plus several special categories such as folk and fairy tales, history and nature.

At the preview sale, members of the Friends may purchase up to 35 items. No scanners, cell phones or any other electronic devices used to seek information about sale items will be allowed during the preview sale. New memberships are $20 (plus $1 bank fee for online orders) if purchased in advance, and $40 at the door. Memberships may be purchased in person at the FriendShop through March 16 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., or online through March 15 at www.friendsofspl.org/membership.

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library is a non-profit, grassroots organization dedicated to promoting the Library as an essential institution of our society. Friends volunteer members advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of the Library, its patrons and the larger Seattle community.