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Let’s talk books. I love them. Not just reading them but the look, feel, smell of them. And, even though I have a Kindle, I just can’t see myself not buying actual books. Old, new, borrowed. I doesn’t matter. I’ve just gotta have ‘em. The thing is, even though I am a frequent visitor to our local library, I love owning books. Building my own library, as well as the kid’s. Unfortunately for me, books aren’t cheap. Fortunately for me, here in metro Detroit, we have something called, Bookstock.
Bookstock is an annual, nonprofit used book and media sale that attracts thousands of customers every year. All merchandise sold comes from donations, with proceeds being donated to area non-profit organizations. And, any merchandise not sold is also donated to area non-profits (and schools).
This year, Bookstock takes place April 27 May 4, at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Mich. Hours are 10 a.m. 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. 6 p.m. on both Sundays. Admission is free.
On Sunday, April 27 from 8:15 – 11:00 a.m., there is a presale for which there is a $20 entrance fee.
The sale includes:
- Tens of thousands of pre-sorted books
- Including current fiction, children’s, biographies, cookbooks, books on tape
- Records and CDs
- DVDs and Videos
- Dozens of Categories
This year’s Bookstock will feature five days of special sales:
- Bookstock’s Monday Madness (Monday, April 28, all day): Each purchaser receives an envelope with varying prizes. Prizes are randomly varied in each envelope but a single envelope could include gift cards, coupons and/or a giveaway.
- Teacher Appreciation Night (Tuesday, April 29, 3 – 9 p.m.): Teachers with valid IDs receive a 50% discount.
- Bookstock B.E.S.T. Award (Tuesday, April 29, 5 p.m.): The B.E.S.T. Award is given to the winners of contest open to fourth grade students in the Detroit Public Schools based on submission of a one page essay about their favorite books. Five students, their teachers, and their schools all receive monetary awards.
- Booksbuster Sale (Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1, 3 – 9 p.m.): For every three items purchased, a fourth one may be gotten for free (it must be the least expensive of the four chosen).
- HalfPrice Sale (Sunday, May 4, all day): All books and media are half price.
Bookstock is a project of the Detroit Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Because more than 600 volunteers are needed annually, a coalition of twelve organizations, including JCRC, work together to produce Bookstock. In the past 12 years, Bookstock has donated just shy of $1,000,000 to nonprofit organizations in the metro-Detroit area. To learn more, visit the Bookstock website, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.