Book Lovers, Save the Dates!
Summit College Club Book Sale is Coming!
March 25th-30th, 2014
Summit, NJ, March 15, 2014: The annual Summit College Club Book Sale will take place from March 25th through March 30th at the American Legion Post #433, 357 Elkwood Avenue in New Providence (next to the library).
One of the country’s oldest book sales, the SCC Book Sale began in 1935. Over the last decade, it has grown every year. In 2013, more than 60,000 books were offered for sale; at least as many are expected this year. The Book Sale is the Summit College Club’s major fundraiser. The proceeds from the sale are used to provide college scholarships to deserving young women from local high schools. Since the sale’s inception, the Summit College Club has given out hundreds of college scholarships.
The first day, Tuesday, March 25 from 9am to 6pm, is a preview for dealers, collectors and book lovers with a $20 admission fee.
The sale starts officially on Wednesday, March 26, with free admission for the rest of the sale days. The times of the sale conveniently include weekday, weekend and evening hours:
- Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 & 27: 10am to 9pm
- Friday and Saturday, March 28 & 29: 10am to 6pm
- Sunday, March 30: 10am to 3pm
Tens of thousands of hard cover and paperback books in good to excellent condition will be available, the large majority of them priced at 50 cents to two dollars. For the bibliophile, collectible books will also be attractively priced. On the last day of the sale, Sunday March 30th, shoppers may take an entire shopping bag full of books for just $5.00.
Tables will overflow with sorted books. Categories include history, biography, children’s books, science fiction, romance, mystery, art, architecture, travel, psychology, sports, religion, and much, much more. “There are so many cookbooks alone,” notes Anita Meritt, who manages the sale, “that we set aside an entire room for them.”
Ms. Meritt explains that the Summit College Club has reason to thank many people and organizations. “Book donors come first: without them, we couldn’t exist. We are grateful, too, to Westy Self Storage, which gives us the space to accept and store all the donated books for free for several months. Club members, as well as their families, and friends, move, sort, and sell the books. They, like our customers, are lovers of books. This is a huge endeavor done almost entirely on a volunteer basis.”
All are welcome! Questions about book donations, the sale, or the Summit College Club can be made to 908-464-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.