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.



WINTER BOOK SALE! FEB 1st – Feb 3rd 2019

Join AAUW as we raise funds to send young women to college through worthy scholarship opportunities with our semi-annual book sale.

Event is held at the upper level, across from Belk, Tanglewood Mall, @ 4420 Electric Road Roanoke VA 24018.

Used Books are priced 25 cents to $7.00  Come and find your treasures!

Check out our collection of audio books, DVD’S and other miscellaneous items!    We even have a children’s section! 

Hours for the sale are the same as the mall hours….

Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sun 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Branch Newsletters – working with ISSUU


In order to make publishing newsletters easier for the communications folks, we created a profile on ISSUU, which will allow you to view your newsletter on your computer without needing special software.

The link for our ISSUU site is

Once you’re on the site, you will see the issues of the AAUW-RV Gazette as well as past issues of The Roanoke Valley View. To view an issue, click on the image or the title of the newsletter.

You will see the screen below:


  1. the current page of the newsletter
  2. the navigation button to move to the next pageimg_issuu-zoom
  3. a zoom slider that will let you magnify the page to make reading more comfortable
  4. the current page number and the total number of pages in the newsletterimg_issuu-slider
  5. a search feature (this sometimes doesn’t work as well as it should)
  6. see thumbnails of all the pages so you can scroll to the page that you want. This button is active when the full page is in the view, and deactivates when you zoom in.
  7. sets the view to one page only (the newsletter defaults to two page spread)
  8. opens the newsletter to full screen size. Press Esc on your keyboard, or hit the button again to bring it back to smaller size.

By clicking Share, you can email the newsletter to a friend or share the newsletter on your Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter account.

Some additional features you will get if you become an ISSUU member:

  • follow Roanoke Valley AAUW and be updated when a new issue is published
  • read the newsletter on your mobile device after you download the ISSUU app
  • download the newsletter in PDF format
    • to access the download screen, click the Share button (make sure you select “from first page” as your option
  • show us (and others) that you like the newsletter by clicking the heart icon
  • read other magazines and create “stacks” or categories to make them easier to find later


Coordinator: Gloria Elliott (384-0428)

Our Theater Group attends local performing arts events, primarily those presented by Roanoke College, Hollins University, Showtimers, The Attic, and MMT. Contact the coordinator for details.

Past Events

September 13 2016: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Presented by: American Shakespeare Center’s Dangerous Dreams Traveling Troupe

The 2016/17 Hungry Hearts Tour is traveling with a special, additional purpose:
helping shelter dogs find their “Forever Home”. Presenters of The Two Gentleman
of Verona will secure a local shelter dog to play the role of Crab. After the show,
audience members will be encouraged to apply to adopt the dog or one of his/her
friends from the shelter.
“When long-distance love tangles the heartstrings of the play’s title characters, it
takes two clever women, a pair of devoted servants, and a dog to make things

January 20 2016: The Importance of Being Earnest

Presented by: American Shakespeare Center’s Dangerous Dreams Traveling Troupe

Tickets are usually $10-12 – buying information to follow
Pre-show dinner TBA – contact Gloria for more information


American Shakespeare Center’s Traveling Troupe Returns to Hollins University.
While the villainous Don John devises a scheme to shatter the nuptials of Claudio and Hero, the young lovers conspire to trick Beatrice and Benedict into admitting their much-denied love. In this powerful comedy full of sparkling wit, Shakespeare gives us the joy of love won and the ache of love lost. He makes us laugh and breaks our hearts, then magically puts them back together again.


With humor, honesty, and warmth, a cast of outspoken and colorful characters accompany Mitzi on her journey through the complex emotional landscape of late‐term abortion. When she hears the words “fatal fetal anomaly,” Mitzi discovers that nothing is black and white, and everything feels important as she navigates her way through the church, insurance laws, the politics of friends and family, and her own heart. Mitzi’s Abortion is a generous and compassionate comedy with serious themes about a young woman trying to make an intensely personal decision in a system determined to make it a political one.



From Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va., the American Shakespeare Center On Tour brings “Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

In this performance, the King of Navarre and his three schoolmates are ripe for an education in love from the Princess of France and her three ladies. Joining the lovers is a brilliantly goofy troupe of clowns, including the love-warrior, Don Armado, and the lust-sick rogue, Costard, who ardently pursue the affections of a winsome country maid — and who perform an unforgettable pageant for the royals.

This giddy and extravagant romantic comedy is Shakespeare’s most exuberant word fest — a joyful carnival of love, loss and hope.



Can you spell F-U-N-N-Y?
Theatre Roanoke College will present the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This hip musical by a Tony Award winning creative team chronicles six young people who learn that winning is not everything and losing does not make you a loser. Get out your dictionaries because some audience members will be joining the cast onstage.



The Off Broadway Musical, Written and adapted by Paul Ferguson from stories by Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, with songs by Matraca Berg and Marshall Chapman, conceived by Matraca Berg.
Two of Hollins most celebrated writers join two of Nashville’s leading singer/songwriters to redefine the modern Southern woman in a musical about love, loss and laughter. GOOD OL’ GIRLS celebrates childhood through old age with big hair and bigger hearts. Fabulous stories. Great music. There’s a Good Ol’ Girl in all of us. Let yours out.

APRIL 17, 2011: NINE


Inspired by Federico Fellini’s 1960’s cinematic masterpiece, 8 & ½, NINE sweeps you into the glamour of “cinema Italiano,” while capturing all the exciting ingredients of a great Broadway musical! Travel through the imagination of genius filmmaker, Guido Contini with twenty women who find him exasperating, annoying and utterly irresistible.

“A rich and thrilling night of theatre.” ~The New York Post


Other plays and outings with the Roanoke Valley Branch of AAUW:

  • Chicago
  • Christmas Belles
  • Violet
  • Dead Man’s Cell Phone
  • those crazy ladies in the house on the corner
  • Nickel and Dimed
  • The Curious Savage
  • MM Theatre B Norfolk Southern Festival of New Plays
  • camp bethel storytelling festival
  • Sister Helen Prejean on Dead Man Walking
  • National Storytelling Festival