Monthly Archives: August 2012

Book Sale Friday through Sunday

The book sale officially starts today – 25,000 books, over half of which are priced at $.25!Every dollar we raise will provide 1-2 books for an Athens child attending a school where 90% or more of students qualify for free/reduced-price lunch. TODAY ONLY: Add a tax-deductible donation to your purchase, and Merryn Walker Allstate will match your donation! Books for Keeps Book SaleIn the Perimeter Square shopping center, near Goodwill10 Huntington Road (Map)Suite B-10 Athens GA Cash/Check only, please Friday Aug. 24th: 11AM-5PMSaturday Aug. 25th: 9AM-5PMSunday Aug. 26th: Bag Sale 12-5 PM Fill a bag with as many books as it will hold, for just $5 per bag. We provide the bags.

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Book Sale Volunteer Shifts

Our book sale fundraiser is an easy and fun way to get involved with Books for Keeps.  We are looking for volunteers to help. You’ll greet customers, help them find genres of interest, and straighten shelves as they get picked over.If you can take a shift, contact Melaney at givethembooks@gmail.com.Thursday Aug. 23: 4:45-8:00pmFriday Aug. 24:  11:00am-2:00pm & 2:00-5:00pmSaturday Aug. 25: 9am-1pm (the 1-5pm shift is full)Sunday Aug. 26: 1-3pm & 3-5pmSunday Aug. 26 “Teacher Free-for-All” 5-7pmAssist Clarke County School District teachers as they load up on free books.  You’ll count & record their loot; this is a really fun event.Monday-Tuesday Aug. 27-28  4-8pm (create your own shift in this time-range)Help us break down after the sale, and you get to take free books! We’ll be boxing books for delivery, breaking down tables and signs, etc.  We are very short on help both of these days. Tuesday Aug 27th: Table ReturnsCan you help us return tables to the generous people who loaned them to us for the sale? Many hands will make this work light, and you can create your own schedule! Must have vehicle that can hold several 6-foot tables at once. All shifts take place at 10 Huntington Road in the Goodwill/Athens Church shopping center.  Hope to see you there!

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Book Sale!

Our book sale fundraiser is just around the corner, and we have over 25,000 books for children and adults priced from $.25 to $3.00.  What a deal!  This is our only fundraiser this year. Will you help us spread the word?We’re selling the books we can’t use for our program to purchase the books the children want most.  After all, if we want children to read during the summer with no encouragement from an adult, we have to provide books they actually want to read!We have a wonderful selection of children’s books that simply aren’t in demand with the demographic our program serves. As for the adult books, we have everything from cookbooks and coffee table books to the latest fiction and self-help books – all donated by generous folks for the purpose of raising funds for Books for Keeps. Our $.25 book section guarantees there are affordable options for everyone.  New this year: Preview Night! For $10, you get to shop BEFORE the sale opens to the public, and you’ll get a free Books for Keeps tote bag.  We’ll use your entry fee to purchase anywhere from 5-20 books. (Yes, 5-20 books, thanks to partners like First Book and Scholastic who make children’s books available to us for as low as $.45 each.)Books for Keeps Book SaleIn the Perimeter Square shopping center, near GoodwillAugust 23-26 10 Huntington Road (Map)Suite B-10 Athens GA Cash/Check only, please Thursday Aug. 23: Preview Night 5-8 PM $10  admission includes a free Books for Keeps tote bag.Friday Aug. 24th: 11AM-5PMSaturday Aug. 25th: 9AM-5PMSunday Aug. 26th: Bag Sale 12-5 PM Fill a bag with as many books as it will hold, for just $5 per bag. We provide the [...]