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University Press and Bookfriends transform booksale to create ‘Bookfriends Super Sale’

February 19, 2002

JACKSON, Miss. — The traditional University Press of Mississippi “Dirt Cheap Book Sale” will transform into the “Bookfriends Super Sale” and add select new titles and limited editions to the sale tables.

“The Bookfriends Super Sale” will be held February 22-24 in Jackson at the Education & Research Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Universities Center, Room 4-1. Friday hours will be from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. And Sunday hours will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

A Bookfriends only “Preview Party” will be held Thursday, February 21, from 5-7 p.m. For more information on the preview party and how to join Bookfriends, the public support group for the University Press of Mississippi, call (601) 432-6205.

The change from “Dirt Cheap” to “Super Sale” is not in name only. This year the “Bookfriends Super Sale” gives the public the chance to nab super discounts on new releases and limited and first editions signed by Ellen Douglas, Birney Imes, Beth Henley, Lynn Green Root, Elizabeth Spencer, Charlotte Capers, and Patti Carr Black. Limited editions of Willie Morris’s My Mississippi will be on sale as well as some signed first editions of books by other authors. There will also be a “Buck a Book” grab bag of hardcover classics on sale for one dollar per book.

“This is a chance to take a much anticipated event and enhance it with superb deals on new releases,” said Steve Yates of the University Press. “And it is a chance for people to meet with Bookfriends and see the kind of company the literary-minded can keep in Mississippi.”

For more information, call (601) 432-6205 or visit the University Press web site,

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