Apr 5, 2018

Bookstock 2018

I just read today that 80% of U.S. families did not buy a book in 2017.  (source)

If you read just 15 minutes a day, in a year you will have read about one million words. 

Think about the impact that has on your child, their ability to understand text and develop concepts about the world around them.  

Reading every day is important!  Modeling good reading behaviors is important. 

If you are in need of some fresh books to add to your library, Bookstock is the perfect event for you.  Bookstock will be offering unbelievable deals on used books and media Sunday, April 22 through Sunday, April 29 at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place. And the bonus is that proceeds will benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit.
Bookstock’s Pre-Sale will kick-off on Sunday, April 22 at 8:15 a.m. There is a $20 admission charge for the Pre-Sale only, which runs through 11 a.m. The Pre-Sale Event offers savvy shoppers and collectors first crack at Bookstock’s treasure trove of bargains. Bookstock will offer over 300,000 donated used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, magazines and vinyl for sale at bargain basement prices. The sale will continue through Sunday, April 29, running Sundays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

This year, Bookstock will feature seven days of special sales: 
• Monday Madness – Monday, April 23: The first 1,000 shoppers will receive spectacular giveaways including a $50 VISA gift card every hour, and one lucky shopper will receive a $500 VISA gift card.
• Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, April 24: Bookstock is celebrating teachers by giving 50% off to all teachers with a valid ID from 3 – 9 p.m. At 5 p.m., the Bookstock B.E.S.T.* Awards, (Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher) will be presented to fourth grade students from Detroit Public Schools Community District who write the top essays entitled, “My Favorite Book Character…and Why.” A WDIV TV personality will present the awards live, and cash prizes will be given to five students, their teachers and their schools.
• Cookstock – Wednesday, April 25: Cookstock will feature the area’s largest collection of gently used cookbooks, and the winners of the Cookstock Cupcake Recipe Contest will be announced by local news Anchors Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ-Channel 7) Sherry Margolis (Fox 2) and TV host Tati Amare (WDIV- Local 4) at 5 .pm. at Bookstock. The winning cupcake will be featured at Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit’s hottest new bakery, and appear on WDIV Local 4’s Live in the D.
• PLUS the $25 SNAG BAG, All the books you can snag in our bag for $25 (quantities limited – some exclusions apply)
• Bookbuster Special Days – Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27: Buy three books and get the fourth book free (least expensive item) from 3 – 9 p.m.

Spend $25 or more either night and be entered in a special drawing for:
• A puck signed by Red Wings center Dylan Larkin
• 4 tickets to a 2018 Tigers game
• A round of golf and lunch for 4 at Plum Hollow Golf Course in Southfield
• Children’s Day – Saturday, April 28: Special children’s activities from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring Toyology, Arts and Scraps and Goldfish Swim School.
• Half Price Finale, Sunday, April 29: All books and media will be sold for half price!

For more information check out: 
Bookstock website: http://www.bookstockmi.org 
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BookstockMI
Twitter: @BookstockMI

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