Book Sale

Our 2018 annual Used Book Sale was a great success!

We look forward to awarding our local scholarships and providing funding for national AAUW research and programs.

THANK YOU to the Elmhurst Community for your continued support!

We appreciate all who donated, shopped, or helped us to advertise or prepare for our 59th annual Used Book Sale.

We could not do this without the generosity of the community!

Our 58th annual Used Book Sale took place August 3rd-6th, 2017 in the Lincoln School multi-purpose room.  Our total sales were  better than the previous year and was a resounding success.  We were able to provide funds for 2 (two) $3,000 Returning Student Scholarships and 1 (one) $1,000 Dare to Dream Scholarship.  We were also able to donate $7,000 to AAUW National which funds crucial programs and research for women.  A sincere “Thank you” to all that donated or purchased items at our sale – we could not do this without your help.

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.  The money raised from admissions fees on Thursday, our Preview Night, will go into our Convention Fund to help defray the cost of AAUW convention and conference attendance.  The money raised from the sale of books, minus expenses, will be available for national 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!

Dedicated members sort books every Wednesday and Saturday in preparation for the 2018 Used Book Sale.

Carol Rounds, Pat O’Dwyer, Betty Laliberte, and Perry Doubt on Bag Sale Day 2017.

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