Looking to score a bunch of awesome kids' books, older-edition cookbooks, self-help guides, parenting manuals, or art books? Got a hankering for laser discs or '80s one-hit wonders and musical soundtracks on vinyl? Then get your tote bags ready and carpool to Fort Mason with a friend (learn from SFist's mistakes, lugging piles of books on Muni is never fun) -- the Friends of the Public Library's 47th Annual Big Book Sale starts Wednesday!

In celebration of the Friends' 50th Anniversary this year, they've lowered the prices across the board. Everything is $4 or less Wednesday through Saturday, and, of course, on Sunday, everything's marked down to a mere $1. The sale will feature 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media, 10,000 boxes of materials, 50+ categories and over 400 volunteers with the stock being replenished daily.

If you're looking to get first dibs, sign up to be a volunteer, or become a Friends' member, which will get you tickets to the special member preview tomorrow night.

All proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Public Library’s literacy programs for children, teens and adults.

47th Annual Big Book Sale
Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion
Marina and Buchanan
Wednesday-Saturday (9/21-24): 10 a.m. -8 p.m.
Sunday, 9/25: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (All materials $1 or less)