Mary Beth Writes

What are you doing November 3-6 and/or November 11-13?

Do you

  • Like to read?
  • Like books that (mostly) cost $1-2?
  • Live within driving distance of Racine?

If your answers are yes - mark your calendar now! This is the Big Fall AAUW Used Book Sale. The Racine American Association of University Women rents their space and accepts donations throughout the year. Dozens of their volunteers work countless hours unpacking books and then shelving them into organized categories. This is not a big jumble. This is a bookstore of categories alphabetized by author name.

The photo is JUST Nora Roberts!

Here is the reason they do all this work. Even through last year’s quarantine when customers had to make appointments to shop, the AAUW made $42,000 selling donated books – and those proceeds became FIVE scholarships for women in the Racine Area.  Scholarships go to women who have already completed at least one year of college. Many scholarships go to adult women with children working towards degrees that will help them support their families.

I plan to drive to Racine on either Saturday morning of the 6th, or the 13th and I would be happy to take up to three folks with me. My car is little so please, only vaccinated book-buyers who will wear a mask in the car and at the sale. (It’s an hour to Racine from here. We will probably buy a cup of coffee. Might take a drive by the lake. Plan on a four-to-five-hour trip.)

(Contact me at; MB@MaryBethDanielson dot com)

If you want to donate books you can contact the AAUW about when to drop off stuff (generally anytime, there’s a designated place to leave books). Or, as I can fit it into my life, I would be glad to drive donations. I go to Racine about five to six times a year.

Thanks!

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