The local chapter of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) has a yearly event in Brevard that I knew I had to support. I missed it last year and vowed to not allow that to happen again. If you are near to Brevard, North Carolina you still have a chance to take advantage of this tremendous sale today, Thursday, June 22nd from 10 am until 5 pm.
Run. Don’t walk. Today is Fill a Box for $5. YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!
You might be able to catch my excitement from my capitalization, bold and exclamation mark but if you have any doubts this sale is amazing.
I made my foray to Boshamer Gym at Brevard College on Tuesday which was 25% off day. It was the first day I could make it and even though the sale started on Saturday there were plenty of books left for me to peruse.
So I did just that.
The group estimates that they put out about 30,000 books that have been collected since last year’s book sale. Yellow boxes can be found all over the county where folks are encouraged to drop off donations all year to help stock the tables during the annual 6 day book sale.
Organization is the key to a successful anything and this sale was probably the best organized that I have seen. The gym floor is covered with tarps and then tables are set up to accommodate the many varieties of books. Each book is priced individually with a penciled in price the inside the cover.
Friendly volunteers man all the tables and help keep their areas clean and well stocked. When I arrived I was greeted warmly by these lovely ladies who told me all about the sale.
I went with the intent of finding books for my Little Free Library. The ones that seem to be getting the most attention currently are my non fiction titles so I was in search of gardening, outdoor landscaping, holistic and health books as well as cookbooks. I found a few children’s books to add to my supply as well.
I did not even venture to the fiction area. I do know how to practice some self control.
I did find some vintage books that I bought for my own personal library.
A nice selection of large print books caught my eye and I found several that my mom will enjoy.
Beautiful coffee table books lined the bleachers.
There were many vintage books as well as First Editions, Signed books, and Advance Reader Copies all clearly marked and available for the discerning shopper.
How about this set of beautiful Time Life books for only $3 each?
The AAUW Book Sale funds scholarships for local girls and I cannot imagine a better way to support scholarships. I cannot begin to imagine the number of hours that go into this sale both months before and after the actual sale when leftover books are boxed up.
I came away with 2 boxes that contained 41 books for around $60.
Where will you find me today?
If you guessed the AAUW Book Sale for $5 a box day you guessed correctly.
If you are interested in checking out what this group does locally you can follow their Facebook page by clicking here.
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