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Apr 29, 2014

Bookstock is coming April 27-May 4, 2014 to Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Michigan.

Bookstock is an annual, non-profit used book and media sale. All merchandise sold comes from donations (from people like you) and all workers and organizers are volunteers.  Proceeds from the sale, after deducting expenses, are donated to non-profit organizations. Merchandise remaining after the sale is donated to area non-profit organizations and schools. This event attracts thousands of shoppers every year.  

Bookstock will take place April 27-May 4, 2014 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Michigan.  
Address: 37700 Six Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

Admission: 
Sunday, April 27, 8:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Pre-Sale - $20 entrance fee. 
Monday April 28th - May 4th admission is free. 
Hours:
10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday 
11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on both Sundays.

A little more about Bookstock:
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. Each member organization of the Bookstock coalition maintains its own 501(c)(3) non-profit status and supports literacy and education in Detroit and the metropolitan area.
Bookstock is a reincarnation of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Detroit Chapter, Used Book Sales that were held in Detroit and Southfield annually over a forty-year period.

Bookstock benefits the entire community by recycling gently used books and media and then offering them for sale at value prices.  Most books and media range in price from $1-$4, although there are “special selections” (more valuable books) at various price points.

In 12 years, Bookstock has donated just shy of $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations in Detroit and the metro area, including those comprising its coalition.  Additionally, Bookstock donates large quantities of unsold books to other non-profit organizations and schools.  For example, the Salvation Army receives the bulk of the remaining books and media.  Bookstock also underwrites a scholarship at the Wayne State University School of Library Science and supports the Bookstock Fund, a literacy fund that provides micro-grants to enhance literacy and learning in Detroit and the metro area.

Even more info about Bookstock: 

WHAT IS BOOKSTOCK?
Bookstock is an annual, non-profit used book and media sale. It is a highly visible event with thousands of shoppers.  All merchandise sold comes from donations and all workers and organizers are volunteers.  Proceeds from the sale, after deducting expenses, are donated to non-profit organizations. Merchandise remaining after the sale is donated to area non-profit organizations and schools.

WHEN AND WHERE DOES BOOKSTOCK TAKE PLACE?
Bookstock takes place April 27-May 4, 2014 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Michigan.  
On Sunday, April 27, 8:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m., there is a Pre-Sale for which there is a $20 entrance fee.  After that, admission is free. 
Hours are 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on both Sundays.

WHO COMPRISES BOOKSTOCK AND HOW DID IT BEGIN?
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. Each member organization of the Bookstock coalition maintains its own 501(c)(3) non-profit status and supports literacy and education in Detroit and the metropolitan area.

Bookstock is a reincarnation of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Detroit Chapter, Used Book Sales that were held in Detroit and Southfield annually over a forty-year period. 

WHAT BENEFITS DOES BOOKSTOCK GENERATE?
Bookstock benefits the entire community by recycling gently used books and media and then offering them for sale at value prices.  Most books and media range in price from $1-$4, although there are “special selections” (more valuable books) at various price points.

In 12 years, Bookstock has donated just shy of $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations in Detroit and the metro area, including those comprising its coalition.  Additionally, Bookstock donates large quantities of unsold books to other non-profit organizations and schools.  For example, the Salvation Army receives the bulk of the remaining books and media.  Bookstock also underwrites a scholarship at the Wayne State University School of Library Science and supports the Bookstock Fund, a literacy fund that provides micro-grants to enhance literacy and learning in Detroit and the metro area.

WHAT ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS DOES BOOKSTOCK OFFER?
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, 3:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.: Teachers with valid i.d.’s receive a 50% discount.
Bookstock B.E.S.T. Award, Tuesday, April 29, 5:00 p.m.:  The B.E.S.T. Award is given to the winners of a 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, 3:00 p.m.-9:00 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).
Half-Price Sale, Sunday, May 4, all day:  All books and media are half price.

WHERE IS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BOOKSTOCK AVAILABLE?

More information about Bookstock is available on the website, www.bookstock.info.

I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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