Welcome to the Roanoke Valley, VA Branch of AAUW!


Got books???  Want to donate them?

“I plan on buying those bookshelves, but don’t to get around to it…”

“I have special books I have planned to read for years, but…”

“…can I donate books to make a difference in someone’s life?…” 


AAUW Roanoke Valley has a solution for you. We are a local 501c4 non-profit that sells used books in order to provide scholarships to young women who reside in the Cities of Roanoke or Salem, the Town of Vinton, or the Counties of Roanoke, Botetourt or Craig.

 We take all types of books. Call today to arrange a drop off time:

              Peggy Shifflett: 540-387-9154

              Melody Blankenship: 540-556-7971

 Books will need to be dropped off at Tanglewood Mall

by appointment only.


NEXT BOOK SALE!   FEB 7th-9th 2020 

Twice a year our branch hosts a book sale for the Roanoke community. Most of our members are involved with the book sale in one form of another, and we are very pleased to support the community in this way.

Also we are trying our hand at one day flash sales so sat tuned for announcements on special dates!

Support the Community

The proceeds earned from all book sale will fund scholarships that we award not only to high school girls, but to women who have decided to return to college for their degrees. We have used some of the proceeds to fund Help Save the Next Girl training and STEM conferences for girls in order to interest them in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 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.

We hope you will continue to support the AAUW Book Sale and look forward to seeing you again!

Tanglewood Mall

4420 Electric Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24018

Friday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information e-mail melody.blankenship@gmail.com

or visit the Roanoke Valley Branch of AAUW Facebook Page

Scholarship applications are now available

Deadline for submission is APRIL 1st 2020

AAUW Roanoke Valley Branch funds the following scholarships for women who are:

  • Currently enrolled students who will complete high school in the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Currently enrolled students who will complete high school in the 2018-2019 academic year and have an interest in the nursing field, may have experience with ROTC and/or serving in the military reserves The Marci Buckles Tickle Memorial Scholarship for Women.
  • 21 years or older and are high school graduates who have not previously obtained a bachelor’s degree.
  • 21 years or older high school graduates and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) – The Myrtle and Norman Shifflett Scholarship for Women.
  • Graduated from high school and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university pursuing a career in the humanities. The Dorothy Kayser Provine Scholarship for Women.

For more information on our scholarships, please visit our scholarships page