Book Sale



Our 2017 annual Used Book Sale was a great success – our best sale to

date!  We are still awaiting the final numbers.  More details to come!

2017 Used Book Sale

Thursday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 6th

Lincoln Elementary School

565 S. Fairfield Avenue   Elmhurst, IL  60126


  • Thursday, August 3rd: Preview Sale – 6-9pm – $10 Admission Fee
  • Friday, August 4th: 9am-8pm – FREE Admission
  • Saturday, August 5th: 10am-3pm – FREE Admission
  • Sunday, August 6th: noon-3pm – FREE Admission – $10 Bag Sale   – Fill up a grocery bag (provided by AAUW) full of items for only $10!!

Please click here to view the 2017 Used Book Sale Flyer.

Book Donations:

We accept donations of gently used books – adults and children’s, hardcovers and paperbacks, as well as CD’s and DVD’s.  Please bring donations to any of the following locations in Elmhurst from June 19th through July 30th. We do not accept cassettes, VHS tapes, magazines, or out of date (5+ years) technology books or textbooks.


  • Lincoln Elementary School (565 S. Fairfield Avenue
  • Jewel-Osco (Butterfield and York)
  • Courts Plus (186 S. West Avenue) inside the entrance
  • Elmhurst Public Library (125 S. Prospect Avenue)


Books may be dropped off at Lincoln School Entrance #10 from 9:30 -11:30 am on Saturdays ONLY from June 24th through July 29th.  The entrance is on the south side of the school facing the playground.

Please click here to view the 2017 Donation Flyer.

Please click here to view the FINAL list of available books from the York HS English Department Reading List for the 2017/2018 academic year.

Please note:  We have received multiple copies of most of the York titles, but only single copies of others.  We have a lot of Shakespeare!



This is our 58th annual Used Book Sale.  Books of all kinds will be available, as well as CD’s and DVD’s; buy a few or buy many. Books for all ages and all subject areas are included among the many donations the branch receives.  Our donations come from the community.  We are so grateful for all of the support we receive.  The book donation barrels will be put out in June – this site will be updated with exact dates and locations as soon as they are finalized.

Our 57th annual Used Book Sale took place August 4th-7th, 2016 in the Lincoln School multi-purpose room.  Our total sales were  better than the previous year and was a resounding success.  A lot of books moved through the doors into new homes.

For five weeks an incredible group of dedicated sorters turned out to sort and organize the thousands of books that were donated by the community. As the saying goes, “Many hands make light work.”  In the end, all the hard work paid off. Our gross income was $11,740.90 from book sales, $1,013.40 from unsold recycled books and $540 from admissions Thursday night. The $540 will go into our Convention Fund to help defray the cost of AAUW convention and conference attendance, and the remainder, minus expenses, will be available for AAUW contributions and local scholarships as determined by our AAUW Funds Committee and ratified by the Branch membership in November.

The annual Used Book Sale is our signature event in the Elmhurst community. It gives us priceless visibility, but also provides an important service. Residents can donate their books knowing that they will be put to good use; people can buy books at very affordable prices; anything left over is donated to local charities like the VA Hospital, the Peoples Resource Center (children’s books), and the Yorkfield Food Pantry or picked up by Discover Books to be donated elsewhere, sold to cover expenses, or recycled properly; the money raised funds AAUW’s important work as well as local scholarships; we get an opportunity to promote membership. Best of all, working on the sale gives us a chance to talk, share books, get to know each other better, and that, in turn, leads to a stronger Branch. This year we feel very strong indeed!

Carol Rounds, Pat O’Dwyer, Betty Laliberte, and Perry Doubt on Bag Sale Day

Checking Out at the Used Book Sale 2017


Preparing for the Sale


Dedicated Sorters Prepare for the 2017 Book Sale

Perry Doubt, Deb Markello, Jan Summers, Judy Ekblad, Betty Laliberte, and Elaine Davison at a 2017 book sort

Deb Markello and Jan Summers retrieve books from the Barrel at Lincoln School