WILLIAMSVILLE, NY (WIVB) – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hosting its 66th annual Scholarship Book Sale June 1-5 in Williamsville.
The sale will take place at 480 Evans St., the former BAC for Women. It was canceled for the past two years due to COVID concerns, but the books were still being collected at that time and are still sorted.
They predict that more than 150,000 books, DVDs, CDs, games and puzzles will be available, most costing between $0.50 and $1, although collectibles and new books will be more expensive.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit local scholarships and interest-free college loans, as well as community programs.
Admission on opening day will be $25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., increasing to $15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then to $10 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. From June 2-4, admission will be $1 all day. On June 5, admission will be free and a bag of books will cost $5.
The AAUW hopes to raise $60,000 for scholarships, loans, programs and scholarships.
“AAUW book sales have been a longstanding tradition in the community,” said Betty Preble, book sales manager. “Apart from the two COVID years, we have held these events every year since 1954.”
She also added how the sale helps the local community in several ways.
“They serve the community in two ways,” she said. “An educational aid for students living or attending school in Western New York and a means for families who could not otherwise afford to have good books in their homes.”
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