When: June 2-5 2012
Forget those cute little puppies and kittens. The folks at Case Western Reserve University are hoping you’ll adopt a book — or maybe twenty — from the thousands of homeless copies they’ve stocked for their 66th annual book sale. “We have some real treasures,” promises senior news and information specialist Susan Griffith. “Some of our book donors have phenomenal collections that they give to us for the sale. So it’s not at all unusual to find a rare or first edition.” For instance, this year’s crop of donors included a world traveler who contributed texts in the areas of art, railroading, and international sightseeing. Paperbacks are also in abundance: some 20,000 of them, sorted into categories like history, science, literature, and children’s books. Love records and music? Old LPs, 45s, and 78s are plentiful, along with pop and antique sheet music. The sale began on Saturday, June 2 and continues through Tuesday, June 5. Monday is reduced-price day, when books are going for half their normal price: anywhere from a few cents to a few hundred dollars. Or as Griffith puts it: “You can walk out with a stack of beach reading for hardly any money!” Proceeds go to support the Association for Continuing Education. It’s all happening in the Adelbert Gym on the CWRU campus. Find out more on the website.