For five days, San Francisco will turn into a cheap book lover's paradise.
More than half a million books are being sold at the 46th annual "Big Book Sale" to benefit the San Francisco Public Library.
The five-day sale, which began at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion, features books, DVDs, CDs and books on tape.
Except for the rare rare book, such as an early edition "Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien, all other literary pieces will be sold for $5 until Sunday.
Patients readers will be able to reap the greatest rewards. The last day, when they will be sold for $1.
And this year's festival is even larger than last year. There are 100,000 books available for purchase this year.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, and continues with the same schedule through Saturday. It ends Sunday, when it will run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.