Book Bags with Benefits

Introducing our exclusive 2024 Literary Loot Collection: Book Bags with Benefits

Dive into a world of reading, community, and style with our Literary Loot Collection – where every tote tells a tale.

Partnering with Wright House of Fashion and talented Liberty High School class of 2025 student artist Nügget Larkai,  the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation proudly presents the 2024 Literary Loot Collection: Book Bags with Benefits. Sales of this limited edition, durable canvas tote bag support the Iowa City Public Library! Featuring a striking heroic figure envisioned by Nügget, this design is a tribute to the spirited advocacy of free speech, intellectual freedom, and access, embodying the core principles of the “Library Bill of Rights.” Join us in celebrating the mission of public libraries, including our esteemed Iowa City Public Library, and embrace your First Amendment rights to explore, learn, and express freely through what you read!

Purchase Tote Bag #1 (with the red strap) and unlock a world of literary adventure. Fill your bag to the brim at the June 15, 2024, Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation book sale, and receive a bonus of 3 free books at our pop-up events on Oct 5 & 19, as well as the Dec. 7 Arts & Crafts Bazaar and Book Sale. Need more incentive? Fill your bag with books to donate, bring them to The Book End, and receive a voucher for a free book. Fill the bag with 10 books + 9 books at pop-ups = $95 value. The price of the bag is only $35. Bag benefits expire on May 1, 2025.

But that’s not all – Purchase Tote Bag #2 (with the green strap) and elevate your bookish experience to new heights. Enjoy all the benefits of Tote Bag #1, plus indulge in BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) every time you present your bag at The Book End, our beloved bookstore on the second floor of the Iowa City Public Library.  Fill the bag with 10 books + 9 books at pop-ups = $95 value + any BOGOs you take advantage of! The price of the bag is only $50. Bag benefits expire on May 1, 2025.

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