Used Book Sale

AAUW Used Book Sale

The Book Sale previously planned for Spring 2021 has been cancelled. Until further notice, we are no longer collecting or accepting book donations. Thank you for your past support.

Hello Book Sale Fans – With regret, we are canceling the 2020 and 2021 Book Sales. Due to Coronavirus concerns, last May’s book sale had previously been postponed to October 28-31. That timing is no longer feasible since we recently learned that our usual venue is not yet ready for a public event on their premises. In addition, surveys tell us that not only that the public is not yet ready to attend the sale in sufficient numbers to cover our costs but also many of our members are reluctant to work the sale anytime in the near future. Looking ahead, no one can predict whether next May will be any better. For these reasons, the book sale is canceled until further notice.

For many of us this is a difficult decision. A number of former book sale chairs serve on the Board that made this decision. They all agree this is the right thing to do at this time, but with a heavy heart. Our first book sale was held in 1961 on the streets of downtown Wheaton as part of a sidewalk sale. From 1961 through the last sale in 2019, the AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch’s Used Book Sale has been the face of AAUW in our communities.

As the saying goes, when one door closes, another opens. We will do our best to continue to support AAUW’s mission and our local scholarships. The cancellation of the Book Sale presents the opportunity to develop new fundraising options to finance our Educational Opportunities Fund. We will also continue our other program initiatives like the newly launched Science Girls on the Go. One only has to look at the success of last year’s LUNAfest to see that we are enterprising, creative and resourceful. We are excited about the future. We’ll keep you posted on future AAUW fundraising events.