It’s the Great Book Round Up Charlie Brown! Next Saturday, from 10 in the morning until 1 p.m., the Book Fair Foundation will have “Book Drops” at various sites around town. If you’ve got too many books, we’ll gladly take your extras! Books are sold at our sale at Montgomery County Fairgrounds November 13-15 to benefit four Dayton area non-profits– Humane Society of Greater Dayton, The Human Race Theatre Company, Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm and the House of Bread Community Kitchen. Please, please share this with your Dayton area friends. Let’s get the word out to get the books in!
We’re up and going again at the Book Loft and we could sure use some more volunteers to help sort books and records. If you have a particular affinity for rare or unusual books, we can also use some assistance with our online sales.
In general volunteers pick one day a week to stop by, but if you can only come a few hours a month, even that is very helpful.
Our open hours are Tuesday 10 to 3, Wednesday 3 pm to 7 pm, Thursday 10 to 3 and Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm.
Our volunteers range in age from 20 to 90, about equally divided between men and women. The ability to heft a box of books is useful, but if you can’t, we always have someone who can lift it for you. The main thread that we all have in common is our love of books.
Stop by and say hello, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, give us a call at 999-4491. We’d love to hear from you.
We can also arrange to meet you there or pick up large collections of books. Call 999-4491 and ask to speak to Ollen to make arrangements.
Soon we’ll have our Book Drop installed, so you can drop books anytime. This was a wonderful gift from our friend Chip at “Look at a Book”– and we are very grateful for it! We’ll post a photo when it has been placed. (We need to get a concrete pad down first.)
Between now and November, we’ll post an in-depth profile of each group.
After the sale, proceeds from the sale will be split four ways, with each group receiving equal donations. The more books people contribute, the more help we have with overhead, the more folks who come out to shop, the more we will have to share with these stellar organizations.
We are so very pleased to be putting our collective efforts forth to support the arts, education, environment, animal welfare and the fight to end hunger in our own community.
Are you surrounded by stacks of books? Need a place to bring them? Would you like the sale of your books to support several Dayton-based charities? We’ve got the spot for you. It’s the Book Fair Foundation, reselling books to benefit good works since 1970. You can find us at 2181 Embury Park Road. Beginning Tuesday, March 10, we’re open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 to 3, Wednesdays 3 to 7 and on Saturdays from 10 to 1. If you have a large number of books to donate (or just have questions, or maybe you want to volunteer) you can call us at 937.999.4491