Our branch holds two book sales annually. The main one is in September, the weekend following Labor Day. The second one takes place in February, to coincide with the Tanglewood Mall family friendly event.
Most of our members are involved in the sales in one way or another. We start collecting books as soon as each book sale ends. We sort them, classify them and arrange them in our space at Tanglewood Mall (on the second level, opposite Belk’s).
During the sale we keep the books tidy for our customers. We help them with check out, bagging and we have a great time interacting with all the people who love books as much as we do. The money we make goes to fund scholarships that we award not only to high school girls, but women who have decided to return to college for their degrees. We use some of the proceeds to fund a STEM conference for girls in order to interest them in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. And, we also support our parent organization, AAUW, for their graduate school fellowships for women. We are proud of our work to provide educational opportunities for women and girls because we know how positively and how deeply this affects society in general.
Video from Past Used Book Sales