That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you into another book, and another bit there will lead you into a third book. It’s geometrically progressive — all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment. ~ Excerpt from The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society
I have a theory: If you want to get to know someone, ask them what their favorite books are. It’s telling! Sounds silly, but I find it to be the ultimate question to see if I can develop a deeper relationship with someone. I’ve noticed that all of my best gal pals are readers — and many of us enjoy similar books, and can be found swapping books and book ideas.
Whether its reading to your children, or discussing a book on a plane with a stranger, books bring people together — period, which is one reason I am thrilled to share about the ultimate book lover’s sale coming to Livonia: Bookstock. If you enjoy books, this sale is a must-attend!
I am a huge library advocate, but having books in our home is equally important to me. In fact, one of our birthday traditions is to visit our local book store to pick out a new book. My kids think it’s the coolest, and it fills my heart to see how happy books make them.
Thing is, books are pricey. For that, I love shopping used book sales. Not only are they a ton of fun, but many help great causes. Also, one of my favorite reasons — seeing the little notes left behind. This was one I found in my latest read:
Bookstock will unite word nerds at Laurel Park Place in Livonia May 15-22. Mark your calendar because you do not want to miss out!
What is Bookstock?
Bookstock is an annual, non-profit used book and media sale. All merchandise sold comes from donations and all workers and organizers are volunteers. Proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations and merchandise remaining after the sale is donated to area non-profit organizations and schools.
100,000 ITEMS! Pre-sorted books and merchandise, replenished daily.
- Current fiction, children’s books, biographies, cookbooks
- Records and CD’s
- DVD’s and Videos
- Books on tape
- Dozens of Categories
When is the sale?
May 15 to May 22, 2016
Bookstock’s Pre-Sale will kick-off on Sunday, May 15 at 8:15 a.m. with a performance by Livonia’s Stephenson High School Marching Band. There is a $20 admission charge for the Pre-Sale only, which runs through 11 a.m. and offers savvy shoppers and collectors first crack at Bookstock’s treasure trove of bargains.
- Otherwise, during regular sale hours, admission is FREE!
- Sale hours:
- Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Most books cost between $0.50 – $4
Special Sale Days:
This year, Bookstock will feature five days of special sales:
Monday Madness – Monday, May 16: The first 1,000 shoppers will receive spectacular giveaways and one lucky shopper will receive a $500 Visa gift card.
Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, May 17: Bookstock is celebrating teachers by giving 50% off to all teachers with a valid ID, from 3–9 p.m. At 5 p.m. the Bookstock B.E.S.T.* Awards, (Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher)will be presented to fourth grade students from Detroit Public Schools who write the best essays entitled “My Favorite Book Character…and Why.” Awards will be presented by a WDIV personality, and cash prizes will be given to five students, their teachers and their schools.
Bookbuster Special Days – Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19: Buy three books and get the fourth book *free (*least expensive item) from 3 – 9 p.m. Spend $25 or more either night and be entered in a special drawing for one of the following:
- An ice skate signed by Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White
- 4 tickets to a Tigers game,
- 4 seats and an on-field and behind-the-scenes experience with the new United ShoreProfessional Baseball League in Utica.
Half Price Finale, Sunday, May 22: All remaining books and media will be sold for half price!
Bookstock is brought to the community by the Jewish Community Relations Council, and a consortium of communal non-profit organizations that support education and literacy projects throughout metro Detroit. In 14 years, Bookstock has donated $1.3 million to non-profits supporting literacy.
As my friend Neal Rubin has said: “Bookstock gets books out of basements and into laps where they belong.” I couldn’t agree more 😀
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What are your favorite frugal ways to get books?