AAUW used book sale will include holiday-related titles

November 11, 2004|by ANDREA ROWLAND

A used book sale in Hagerstown this weekend will feature thousands of paperback selections and several hundred hardcover books suitable as holiday gifts or for a winter's worth of personal reading.

The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host the third annual sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13, at the E.J. Fennel Building, 324 E. Antietam St. In addition to a variety of paperbacks in all genres, the sale will include current hardback editions, children's books and such Christmas-related books as holiday decorating and entertaining tomes, said Joann Fillingham, the event's publicity chairwoman.

"None of these are ex-library books and all are priced with a sticker so the price isn't written in them," she said. "They are perfect for holiday gift giving."


The books will be sorted by genre for easy browsing. Paperbacks will cost 50 cents, and hardbacks will cost between $1 and $5, Fillingham said.

Proceeds will benefit Hagerstown Community College's endowed scholarship fund, she said. The Hagerstown Branch of AAUW already has contributed about $10,000 to the fund - including about $6,000 from last year's fall book sale - and hopes to have donated $25,000 by the organization's 60th anniversary in March 2005, Fillingham said.

The AAUW spring used book sale at the Washington County Agriculture and Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike has raised thousands of dollars for charity since the AAUW started the sale in 1963 to help raise funds for the construction of a new Washington County Free Library, Fillingham said.

The next spring book sale, which typically boasts about 60,000 books, will be held from April 20 to 24 at the Washington County Agriculture and Education Center.

If you go ...

AAUW used book sale

Friday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Nov. 13

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

E.J. Fennel Building, 324 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown

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