The Books for Keeps Thrift Store Tour begins!  Our goal: 5,000 or more books for $.75 each or less. We’ve collected $1,405 so far, and our supporters came up with a clever idea to help with the rest:  “Adopt a Stop”. There are almost 200 possible stops on the tour, but so far we only have funding for the first 30. Can you help?

I spend an average of $48.73 on books each time I visit a thrift store.  The smallest purchase last year was $24, and the largest purchase was $124.  So… you can Adopt a Stop at a store in your town for $48.73.  ($50 for easy math.)

Send me $50 and tell me which thrift store along our route you’d like to adopt.  I’ll keep a running list on our Web site. (Of course, you’re welcome to meet me at a store and foot the entire, actual bill… which three wonderful ladies are already doing in three cities!)

Thrift Store Tour, Leg #1:  Athens to Macon
Saturday, June 16th

1. Milledgeville
   – Salvation Army (Jan W, CA)

2. Macon
   – Salvation Army Broadway (Brenda R, Athens)
   – Salvation Army Mercer University
   – Gottwals Used Books  (Susan C, Macon)
   – Goodwill Zebulon (Kim K, Athens)
   – Goodwill Eisenhower (Phyllis N, Athens)

3. Byron
   – Gottwals Used Books (Dawn A)

4. Warner Robins
   – Goodwill Margie Dr. (J. Evans, Athens)
   – Goodwill Moody Rd. (Earline H, Macon)
   – Salvation Army Green St.
   – Gottwals Used Books

Thrift Store Leg # 2: Athens to Atlanta
This is a two-day trip covering one piece of metro Atlanta.  (Still working on dates for the rest of Atlanta.)

Tues June 19th – Weds June 20th

1. Winder
   – Goodwill (Dean F, Athens)
2. Buford
   – Goodwill Hamilton Mill (Jeanine R, Athens)
   – Goodwill Buford Hwy (Leigh N, Athens)
3. Johns Creek
   – Goodwill
4. Roswell
   – Goodwill (Rama V, Atlanta)
   – Salvation Army
5. Sandy Springs
   – Goodwill Johnson Ferry (Lori H, Atlanta)
   – Goodwill Perimeter Center (Lori H, Atlanta)
6. Atlanta
   – Goodwill Roswell Rd. (Emilie F, Atlanta)
   – Junior League Nearly New (Leigh S, Atlanta)
   – Goodwill, Northside (Leigh S, Atlanta)
   – Salvation Army, Marietta St.
   – Goodwill, Buford Hwy.
7. Duluth
   –  Goodwill
   – Salvation Army
8) Lawrenceville
   – Goodwill

I’m working on Leg #3, which is a trip to Knoxville TN that will loop through northeast GA, southwestern NC, and east TN.  Stay tuned for details.