Summit College Club ‘Big’ Book Sale 2018

Submitted by Marylou Motto

The Summit College Club (SCC) Book Sale is a BIG event. Every year, SCC collects tens of thousands of books, sorts them into useful categories on tables, and then sells nearly all of them for 50 cents, one or two dollars. For readers, for cooks, for children, for teachers, for hobbyists, for all sorts of people, the SCC Book Sale is an annual bonanza.
Book Donations
If you have books or media to donate, they may be brought directly to the American Legion Post 433 at 357 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, New Jersey. It’s the building next to the New Providence Library. Books will be collected for one week only: April 13 through 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and April 19 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Lynne Rogerson, who heads up this year’s Book Sale Committee, asks that all books and media be in small boxes or bags.They do not want magazines, encyclopedias, manuals, or textbooks, but all other books and media are welcome.
Book Sale
The sale itself runs for nearly a week in the same location. Only the first sale day, April 24, has an entrance fee, $25. That’s when book dealers from three or four states gather to buy books from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On Wednesday through Sunday, admission is free, the hours are long, and the public pours in:
April 25, 26: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
April 27, 28: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
April 29: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday is Bag Day! Customers may fill a whole bag with books for $5. Some customers visit the sale four or five times during the week. Many leave with boxes of books.
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The Book Sale is staffed entirely by volunteers, and all the proceeds go toward funding college scholarships for local women.The Summit College Club is a branch of the American Association of University Women, which advances equity for women and girls.