2019-2020 Scholarship RecipientsOur 51st book sale was a great success with proceeds providing scholarships for New Castle County women and girls. Thank you to our amazing team, wonderful volunteers and our patrons!
Annual book sale is postponed until late summer or early fall 2021.
Book Categories at the Used Book Sale include:
NONFICTION: Archaeology and Anthropology • Art, Antiques and Architecture • Audiobooks • Autographed • Biographies and Autobiographies • Business and Economics • Coffee Table • Computers • Cookbooks • Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic • Dictionaries and Reference • Diet and Exercise • Foreign Language • Gardening • Gender and Sexuality • Genealogy • Grammar and Writing • Health and Medicine • History • Hobbies and How To • Holidays • Humor • Large Print • Life Sciences • Media • Metaphysics and Occult • Miniature Books and Journals • Music • Pets • Philosophy • Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics • Political Science and Law • Psychology • Religion • Sociology • Space, Astronomy and Aviation • Transportation • Travel • True Crime • War and Civil War
FICTION (hardback, paperback and trade): Adventure and Spy • Ancient Classics and Mythology • Literature • Mysteries • Plays • Poetry • Romance • Science Fiction • Western and Historical
CHILDREN’S BOOKS AND BOOKS FOR PARENTS: Activities (word puzzles, crafts and anything fun to do) • Award winners (Caldecott and Newbery) • Christmas • Easy Readers and Chapter Books • Giftables (like-new books and bestsellers) • Educational Resources and Home Schooling • Golden Books • Hard Cover and Trade • Nonfiction • Nostalgia (from when today’s adults were kids) • Parenting • Paperbacks • Picture and Story • Puzzles and Small Games • Teen Paperbacks • Teen Hard Cover and Trade • Toddler (board, cloth and musical books)
OTHER MATERIALS: CDs • Computer Games and Software • DVDs • Vinyl Records
Are there special arrangements for dealers? Yes. All dealers attending the sale on the first morning of the sale should register at the back entrance of the mall. If they register with the AAUW office in advance at email@example.com or 302-428-0939, these labels will be pre-printed.
Where do the items come from? They’re all donated by individuals and organizations. If you’d like to donate books and other material that we sell, click on https://wilmington-de.aauw.net/donatebooks/. Throughout the year, volunteers sort donations and recycle books in poor condition. We take clean books to the mall and take pride in the quality of what we sell.
Who benefits from the sale? The money raised goes to college scholarships for Delaware women. For details, click on Scholarships.
What groups make the sale happen? We get support from the Concord Mall staff and security, Boscov’s, Macy’s and Sears as well as Delaware Moving and Storage and Diamond State Rentals.
Do you know of other places to get used books? We have ongoing relationships with the following:
April, Bethlehem, Pa. http://bethlehem-pa.aauw.net/events/book-fair/
May, State College, Pa. http://www.aauwstatecollege.org/booksale.html
July, Reading, Pa. http://www.berksbookbonanaza.org
Fall, Easton, Pa. http://easton-pa.aauw.net/activities/bookfair/
Friends of Hockessin Library Book Sale: Sale is usually in late January at the Hockessin Memorial Hall, 1225 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Del.; Larry Thurrell at 302-584-1793; www.friendsofthehockessinlibrary.com
Kennett Area Senior Center. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 113 S. Union St., Kennett Square, Pa.; 610-444-6069; www.kennettseniorcenter.org
Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale. Sale is usually late February (with a snow date the following weekend) at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, Pa.; www.uhsbooksale.org