AAUW Used Book Sale offers some special reads

Annual event kicks off Wednesday

Annual event kicks off Wednesday

April 24, 2007

The Hagerstown Branch of AAUW will host its spring Used Book Sale on Wednesday through Sunday at the Washington County Ag Center on Sharpsburg Pike.

Wednesday through Friday, the sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday will be half-price day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday will be Bag Day from noon to 3 p.m. Bags will be $5 per bag or six bags for $20.

The sale has been ongoing for more than 40 years. Books of all categories are collected throughout the year. They are processed, sorted, priced and boxed by AAUW members. Profits from the sale total more than $35,000, with the money dispersed between scholarships to Washington County students attending colleges, Washington County Free Library and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.

Because of the vast number of books collected, in 2005, AAUW began offering a Fall Book Sale in the atrium of the Fennel Building.


Though there are all categories of books available, many are valuable. The special books will be in their own corner under "Collectible and Old and Rare!" Some of the books include:

· "A Day That is Done," 1916, by Lenore Hamilton Wilson;

· "The Ballad of the Howling Hound and Other Poems," by Archibald Rutledge;

· "Wilderness" (signed limited edition), by Rockwell Kent;

· "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," illustrated by Ralph Barton;

· "But Marry Brunettes," 1st edition, 2nd printing, 1928;

· "Maryland Time Exposures," 1840-1940, Mamie and Warren E. Warden;

· "Message to Garcia," Elbert Hubbard;

· "U.S. Passenger Ships," 1920 (rare pamphlet);

· "U.S. Official Pictures of The World War, Volume 1," 1928;

· "Castle Films" - 16mm Headline Edition.

The very best books being offered by silent bid only include:

· "Little Black Sambo," by Helen Bannerman, 2nd printing, 1976;

· "Little Black Sambo," illustrated by Tenggren, 1948;

· "Bull Run to Bull Run or Four Years in the Army of Northern Virginia," 1900, by George Bailor;

· "The Journal of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon," transcribed from original U.S. Government Archives, 1969, by A. Hughlett Mason;

· "The Old Pike," by Thomas B. Searight, 1971;

· " A Doll's Christmas," by Tasha Tudor, 1950;

· "John Wayne, a Tribute," with a commemorative golden John Wayne Medal, by Norman Goldstein;

· "The Night Before Christmas," by Clement C. Moore, with illustrations by Grandma Moses, 1961;

· "Drawings of the North American Indians," by George Catlin, 1984;

· "My Maryland," 1952, 1st edition and signed by A. Aubrey Bodine.

For more information about the book sale, call Jeanne Stoner at 301-733-2007.

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