2019 Book Sale Results

BOOK SALE results were fantastic! Gross proceeds hit over $28,000!  

A Big 2019 Book Sale Thank You from Teri Passarello and Bonnie Gould …

Our 2019 Book Sale is now officially over!  Please accept our heartfelt thanks to those too numerous to mention for helping in all the ways that you did to support our annual used Book Sale.  We’d like to especially put in a shout out to our members who put in countless hours throughout this year toward the success of this year’s sale….Beryl Hunter, Kathryn Daut, Karen Brown, Joyce Clark, Brigid Coakley, Paula Choyke, Arlene Inglis, Ginny Lyttle, Jackie D’Alessio, Lissa Anderson, Ginny Pasternak, Pegeen Mendizabal, …. and our dedicated Book Sale volunteers from our community. Our Book Sale is truly a significant Branch and Community project!  We are so fortunate to have a membership and community who care about books and literacy!   2019 completes our Branch’s 70th sale in our community.

We think we had gross sale of about $28K which means we can continue to donate to our Branch charities at the levels we have in the past should we decide to do that. Money is still coming in.  We will have a full report at our September branch meeting.   

As most of our members know, our bylaws stipulate that we give away all of the funds raised by the book sale after we cover our expenses minus $2000 that we keep to seed expenses for our next year’s sale. Look in your yearbook to see how we have donated our book sale earnings to our AAUW charities and local libraries. Our Branch endowment fund (#4358) at National is now fully funded and continues to grow.  

An assessment of our 2019 sale will be the main topic at our first 2020 Book Sale Planning Committee meeting at Bonnie Gould’s on Wednesday morning September 25th starting at 9:30 am (4 Valley View Drive, Basking Ridge 07920). Further, we will determine if our committee feels that there is enough drive in our Branch to continue to organize and support a charity project that is so large and physically demanding as our Book Sale has become.  As most know, we are now making this decision year by year, since once we stop a project of our Book Sale’s magnitude, it is difficult to restart. 

We welcome any Branch member who wants to take a part in planning our Book Sale’s future.  Book Sale Committee Planning meetings are usually held the 3rd Wednesday mornings of each month at Bonnie Gould’s with a break in the winter once our next year’s plan is settled.