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AAUW Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale in Delaware

Image Courtesy of AAUW

Image Courtesy of AAUW

This is one of the biggest used book sales in Delaware, and one that I always try to attend since it benefits a great cause. Money raised from this sale goes for local scholarships, and as a writer and reader, I applaud their efforts to make education accessible. The books they sell cover tables stretching from one end of the Concord Mall in north Wilmington to the other. One of the best things about buying in Delaware is that we have no sales tax.

The sale starts tomorrow, February 27, and runs through Sunday, March 2, 2014. Buyers looking for deep discounts can buy a bag for $10 and fill (does not apply to collectibles). Best of all, books have NOT been picked over; NO buyer restrictions. 

45th Annual AAUW Dollars for Scholars Used Book Sale

Dates: February 27 to March 2, 2014

Location: 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Delaware Concord Mall

Time: 10 a.m. To 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 11 a.m. To .5 p.m. Sunday

•Area’s largest sale of gently used books:

•All items are donated, sorted and priced.

•Find DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, records, sheet music, puzzles, ephemera.

•Books sorted into more than 50 categories, including:

◦Art, Collectibles

◦Delaware/Mid-Atlantic History

◦Travel, Cookbooks


◦History, Civil War, WWII


◦Audio Books


•Great Prices:

◦Most items $1 to $5.

Collectibles up to $100

◦Saturday at 6:00 p.m. – most items half price (does not apply to collectibles)

◦Sunday: Buy a bag for $10 and fill (does not apply to collectibles).


Update 2/27/2014: I just found this story on shopping library sales. I had to LOL; it sounds so much like the sales I have attended. Be kind to your fellow shoppers though. I have pulled books for people when I overheard authors they wanted; they returned the favor.


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Major Book Lover Alert in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Image Courtesy of Delaware Estate Sales

Image Courtesy of Delaware Estate Sales

There are several major used book sales this weekend, perfect for those tired of staying indoors. The weather may keep us homebound, but books can take us as far as our imaginations can roam.

First up is the Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale
o Friday, February 21, 5-9 pm & Saturday, February 22, 9 am – 2:30 pm
o General sales No Admission Fee
• $8 BAG SALE: Saturday, February 22, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
o To enter the bag sale you pay $8 (cash only) for a bag at the gym entrance.
o Fill this bag with any books you can.
• Approximately 80,000 BOOKS!
o 100% donated from within the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
• Over 40 Sorted and Priced Genre Categories
• Large children’s area which typically has about 20,000 books
• Plus Books on Tape, Audio, Video, CDs and DVDs
• Special Procedures on Friday Night for Large Volume Book Dealers:
o Assigned “cage” area for each dealer allows you to store your books while you shop
o Volunteer assigned to assist with your purchases, including boxing, pricing
o Dedicated checkout for large volume dealers

Kennett Square, PA
Unionville HS Gymnasium
750 Unionville Rd. (Rt. 82)

New Jersey residents should check out the annual sale held by the Friends of the Gloucester County Library System
• 15,000 books – all contributions
o About 50% hardcover, 50% paperback, with some audio and visual items
• Held in the warm, spacious, and comfortable community room at the main library branch
• As always, all hardcovers $1.50, trade paperbacks $0.50, mass market paperbacks $0.25
• Sale Days
o Saturday, February 22, 9AM to 3PM
o Sunday, February 23, 9AM to 2PM
• Easy access from the NJ Turnpike, I-295, or all bridges. Go to for easy directions.

For More Information:
Friends of the Gloucester County Library System
Gloucester County Library Headquarters
389 Wolfert Station Rd

Auction lovers in Delaware have a chance to take home of volume from the collection of the Owen’s Estate. The massive assortment of books encompasses the a wide variety of subject matters, including art, civil war, Delaware, World War II, monarchy, religion, travel, jazz, big band era, the west, inventions, literature, cookbooks and much more.

The collection amassed over 40 years contains a number of first editions, first US editions, first American editions as well as some signed books. This auction will be numbered & cataloged with all the books that are being sold. The catalog will be available shortly website in advance of the auction.

Sunday, Feb 23rd @ 1:00pm

Preview: Sunday, February 23rd 11am until Sale Time
Food Service Available
Terms: Cash, certified funds, pre-approved check, MasterCard, Visa.
13% Buyer’s Premium for payment with debit or credit cards; discounted to 10% for cash or check.

Delaware Estate Sales
1311 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, De 19804

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Book Lovers’ Ultimate Temptation

Have to admit, I spent most of the day at Hockessin Library buying far too many books. The Friends of the Hockessin Library host one of the largest book sales in the region. Even though I was there for about five hours today, I may go back tomorrow. As I was leaving at 4:00 p.m., volunteers were bringing even MORE books in to fill the tables. AND I will be returning on Sunday, when all of the remainders will be drastically reduced.



Pertinent details:

•Approximately 60,000 Books! 98% donated

•45,000 sorted hardbacks in 29 categories including:

◦Art & Music

◦Biography, Business

◦Cooking, Crafts & Home Repair

◦Fiction, Non-Fiction

◦Gardening, Health & Psychology

◦History, Military


◦Nature, Religion, Self Help

◦Science Fiction

◦Science & Technology


◦Transportation, Travel

•15,000 sorted paperbacks in 11 categories including: Biography, Sci Fi, Literature, Science & Nature, Mystery, Fiction & Non Fiction.

•Plus Videos, CDs, DVDs & 33rpm Vinyl Records

•Scanners allowed

•Restocking will occur


◦General Sale

 Jan 24, Friday 9 – 9,

 Jan 25, Saturday 9-5 No Admission Fee

Most paperbacks $0.50 and most hardcovers $1.00

Premium Books: $2.00 for softcovers and $3.00 for hardbacks; individually priced “Collectibles” in separate area 

◦Bargain Day Jan 26, Sunday 9 – 3

Fill a paper grocery bag (provided): ($7.00)

Premiums and Collectibles – Prices reduced 


Hockessin Memorial Fire Hall

Junction of Lancaster Pike & Yorklyn Road

Hockessin, DE 

GPS Setting:

610 Yorklyn Road

Hockessin, DE.