What is your idea of winter bliss? Garage sales don’t begin for several months so you can’t really count on that scenario yet. For many, a perfect winter day involves pajamas, a couch and a fire roaring in the fireplace. (If and when the romantic notions set in motion with that visual subside and the Playoffs conclude, seriously, what do you like to do on a cold wintry day?) You could choose to “vege” out in front of the television and eat chips in your jamies. But, wouldn’t you rather curl up with a really great book instead?
If your answer (to the book question) is yes, then this weekend provides a fabulous option. You can stock up on some wonderful reads and help a worthy charity at the same time.
“Give What You Got” (what a great name for a charity!) is conducting a book sale to further its charitable efforts. (More to come on this charity, by the way. There are a ton of really awesome garage sale tie-ins here and you will learn of these in the near future. In the meantime, you can check them out yourself on their website, www.givewhatyougot.org.)
Their book sale will be held on Friday, from 9 to 5 and again on Saturday from 9 to 3. The sale includes books, books and more books. There are about 5,000 books available for purchase. All have been donated.
- Most range in price from fifty cents for a pocket sized (or mass) paperback to $2.00 for a hard-backed, hard cover, book. Most paperbacks are one dollar. There are a few exceptions to this; some really new titles and super “popular,” in demand, books are priced up to $5.00.
- There are quite a few new books available. These have been donated by a local publisher.
- There no CDs, DVDs or other similar media. There may be one box of VHS tapes for sale.
- The books are categorized and sorted. You will find fiction and non-fiction for adults and children’s books as well.
The sale is located in Mission, KS on Martway, between Johnson Drive and Shawnee Mission Parkway, to the east of Nall. The address is 5424 Martway. It is in a shopping center, behind Lucky Brewgrille and across the street from Mission Bowl. It is located on the second floor, above an establishment called, “Clarette.” You need to climb stairs to access the space or take an elevator which is located within the building but not within the particular space for the sale. It is indoors so weather should not be a factor (and the weather is perfect for January anyhow!).
This is the third time this group has conducted a book sale. This one was scheduled for January to utilize the volunteer services of some highschool students at Pembroke Hill during its Jan term week.
Let us know how many books you bought and what you think about this sale or any garage sale look-a-like in the winter months. Say hey to the coordinator of the event, Angi, and tell her you read about it in the Examiner.