9/17 Update: Atlanta and Athens stops scheduled for October 1-2, and we still need sponsors!

Last summer, Melaney embarked on a thrift store tour of the southeast, in the month or so before she went back to work full time.  She covered parts of four states, with each stop sponsored by a different Books for Keeps supporter.

In some cases, the sponsors met Melaney at the stores they sponsored, and helped her shop!

Last year’s  tour generated 1,935 books for $1,606. This year, Melaney is returning to the stores where we got the biggest bang for our buck. All we need now are sponsors!

Will you sponsor a stop, or donate funds to help cover a portion of the larger ones? Here’s how. We’ve included the purchase amount at each stop last year as a guideline, and we’ve added a couple of new stops.

Leg # 2 – Atlanta Road Trip
Goodwill Sandy Springs ($60) – Sponsored! Lori H, Atlanta
Goodwill Buckhead ($60)
Goodwill Perimeter ($80) – Sponsored! Lori H, Atlanta
Goodwill Midtown ($160) – Sponsored! Leigh S, Atlanta
Goodwill Johns Creek ($85) – Sponsored! Abby B
Goodwill Lawrenceville ($90) – Sponsored! Kay H, Germany

Leg # 2 – Athens Area
Goodwill Athens – Huntington Road  ($85)
Goodwill Athens – Gaines School Road (New! Estimated at $50)
Goodwill  Winder ($110)

Leg # 2 – Macon Area We can’t schedule this stop without sponsors…

Goodwill “Goodreads Bookstore” ($205)
Special Opportunity*: Gottwals Used Books ($480)

The stops will be scheduled as they are sponsored, so please consider making a donation today.  We’ll share pictures, tweets, and stories along the way.  Click here for details on how to sponsor a stop – it’s as easy as clicking “Donate.”

If you’re interested in meeting Melaney at a stop, contact her at melaney@booksforkeeps.org.

*Special opportunity at Gottwals Used Books: 
This used book store, with locations in Macon and Warner Robins, stays stocked with books from the Books for Keeps wish list.  The books cost a bit more; usually $2-$4 each, but they are books we rarely see in thrift stores – graphic novels, Wimpy Kids, and other hard to find books. We are hoping for a special sponsor or group of sponsors to cover Gottwals.