Held in January each year, Bunco for Books is our newest event!

Bunco is a dice game made popular in America the 1920s as an oft raided parlour game.
Bunco is so simple, anyone can play. Including YOU! (Don’t worry- we’ll teach you everything we know!)

Next year’s event will be held January 24, 2019 at VFW Post 2872 on Sunset Drive in Athens.   Doors will open at 5:30 pm, and we will wrap up around 8:30 pm. Tickets are available now for just $25 and include food, game play, silent auction admission, and a pop-up book shop hosted by Avid Bookshop. Our hosts at the VFW will be selling alcoholic beverages as well.

Admission is limited to 125 guests, so get your tickets early!

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In 2018, our Bunco for Books event hosted nearly 100 guests for hours of gaming fun. Between tickets sold and our great silent auction, the 2018 event helped Books for Keeps raise over $7000. And this year, our goal is to break $10,000, in the hopes of event proceeds sponsoring an entire school in our program!

Thanks to our new venue at the VFW, we will be able to host 125 guests at the 2019 event in a large space with full accommodations. We’ve lined up tabling items, and the new decor will be extra special thanks to donated materials from burton + BURTON. We will also have an event photographer courtesy of Cinder + Smoke Photography of Athens, so be sure to bring your game face!

We are especially excited to expand our silent auction offerings this year to accommodate a wide range of interests, with everything from a night out on the town to a private photography session.

Stay tuned to our Facebook event for updates on the silent auction items.

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Special thanks to our gold level sponsors for the 2019 event: Merryn Walker Allstate, NGMT Ambulance Service, and the Wiggins Family Fund.