The last date to donate used books for the 2019 sale will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 after which the donation bins will be closed. Collection of used books for the 2020 sale will resume in mid-June when donation bins reopen.
The 57th Annual AAUW State College Used Book Sale, held May 12-15, 2018, brought out 8,000+ shoppers over the four-day sale. Because of generous donations of books from community members throughout the year, a total of 4,080 boxes of books (about 250,000 books) were taken to the sale. The books had been culled, sorted and priced with care by AAUW State College volunteers working for many months prior to the sale in their Used Book Workshop located in Boalsburg. Gross sales came in at $146,600, a $3,000 increase over last year. Comics, puzzle/games, CDs/DVDs and specially-marked books all sold out, as well as most of the books in the other 30 categories. Overall, 95% of the books were sold and the remaining were recycled.
The sale brings out the entire community to 1) keep books out of the landfill, 2) foster reading, and 3) raise money for AAUW branch priorities. Many thanks to all who lent such outstanding support to the sale: Book donors, local media, businesses, volunteer supporter groups, and shoppers!
Income from the sale is used to fund grants to support projects run by Centre County non-profits that align with AAUW's mission, and to fund educational scholarships awarded to women adult learner undergraduate students residing in Centre County. Sale proceeds also support national AAUW research and legal advocacy efforts, STEM programs in Centre County, and branch operations. AAUW State College has been a powerful force for advancing gender equity for women and girls in our community through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research for over one hundred years.
The 2019 AAUW State College Used Book Sale will be held Saturday, May 11- Tuesday, May 14 in the Penn State Snider Ag Arena, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day. May 13th is Half-price Day, and May 14th is Bag Day (all the books you can fit into a cloth grocery bag [please bring your own] for $7.00).
Book donations for the 2019 sale resumed at the AAUW State College Used Book Workshop, located at 176 Technology Drive in Boalsburg, with a special Book Drop-off Day on Saturday, June 16 and will conclude on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Call 814-466-6041 or visit http://www.aauwstatecollege.org/booksale/hours.html for additional information.
The AAUW State College Used Book Sale would not be possible without the help of our volunteers, whom we ask to become AAUW members.
During the summer, volunteers staff the Donation Center on Monday evenings, 6 - 8 p.m. and Tuesday and Friday mornings, 9 a.m. - noon.
From September through mid-March, our workshop (http://www.aauwstatecollege.org/booksale/location.html) is open Monday evenings, 6 - 8 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.