Book Sale

Our 2017 annual Used Book Sale was a great success!

Our branch was able to offer 3 local scholarship and provide substantial funding for national AAUW research and programs

2018 Used Book Sale

Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th

Lincoln Elementary School

565 S. Fairfield Avenue   Elmhurst, IL  60126


  • Thursday, August 2nd: Preview Sale – 6-9pm – $10 Admission Fee
  • Friday, August 3rd: 9am-8pm – FREE Admission
  • Saturday, August 4th: 10am-3pm – FREE Admission
  • Sunday, August 5th: 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 2018 Used Book Sale Flyer.

Please click here to view the FINAL list of York HS English Department books received.

We have many copies of some York books and only 1 copy of others.  The books with only 1 copy are noted on the list.  We have received quite a bit of Shakespeare.

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 18th through July 28th. We do not accept cassettes, VHS tapes, magazines, or out of date (5+ years) technology books or textbooks.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) outside the main entrance
  • Jewel-Osco (Butterfield and York) inside the store
  • Courts Plus (186 S. West Avenue) inside the entrance
  • Elmhurst Public Library (125 S. Prospect Avenue) large outdoor bin


Books may also be dropped off at Lincoln School Entrance #10 from 9:30 -11:30 am on Saturdays and Wednesdays from June 20th through July 28th.  This entrance is on the south side of the school facing the playground.

Once again, we will have a section of books from the York HS English Department Reading List for the 2018/2019 academic year.  Please check back here for updated lists on the books we have received.  We usually receive a lot of Shakespeare.

This is our 59th 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.

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