CWRU’s book sale accepting spring-cleaning donations

Wondering what to do with all those books, CDs, DVDs, records, maps, textbooks and other items unearthed during spring cleaning? The annual Case Western Reserve University book sale is a place for them.

The sale, sponsored by the university’s Association for Continuing Education, is built on donations like books, sitting on shelves or packed away in boxes, waiting for someone read them again.

The sale receives thousands of donated items each year, which organizers accept year round. Last year, 80,000 items were offered for sale.

Besides books in good condition and music CDs or movie DVDs, the event organizers also sell sheet music scores and old vinyl records. The sale features books of all kinds, from art to zoology and even recent textbooks and cookbooks.

Encyclopedias, magazines, computer books more than three years old, damaged books, audiocassettes or VHS tapes will not be accepted as donations.

All money raised from the book sale supports ACE’s education program.

Donated items can be delivered to 10620 Cedar Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays, or call 216.368.2090 to have a large number of books picked up, or if you are interested in volunteering.

The sale starts at noon Saturday, May 31, and continues through Tuesday, June 3, in Adelbert Gym. Free admission hours are noon–5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (reduced prices), and Tuesday is $5 Box Day, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Admission is free, although “early birds” can pay a $20 admission to start browsing and shopping at 10 a.m. on the sale’s opening Saturday.

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