Mark your calendars for the 57th annual AAUW (American Association of University Women) Book Sale, February 19-21st at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W. Rose St., in Walla Walla. The sale features a huge selection of paperback and hardcover fiction and non-fiction books, children’s books, DVDs and CDs, as well as collectibles (fine bindings, antique and autographed editions). It’s a great place to indulge your own passion for reading or find great gifts, such as coffee table books, cookbooks, golden oldies or the latest best seller.
Prices are $.50 for children’s books, $2.50 for paperbacks, $4.00 for hardbacks, and audio books are $4.00, DVDs $2.00 and CDs are $1.00. The Collectible Books section features rare, collectible and gift books priced individually. Children each receive one free book of their choice from our extensive children’s section. Credit and debit cards are now accepted, in addition to checks and cash.
The Book Sale fills the ballrooms at the hotel to capacity with thousands of books organized into 40 well-marked categories including fiction, history, cookbooks, self-help, biographies, military history, religion, western fiction, art, local history, science fiction, sports, animals and much more. One new category, Cool Old, was recently added. These books are primarily vintage hardback fiction that are not quite valuable enough for the Collectible Books section, but have that old-book look and are a very interesting variety of titles.
Proceeds fund scholarships for local women returning to college, and local educational projects and events. For information and applications for the AAUW Walla Walla Scholarship Program, go to the Scholarships & Grants section of this website. The Book Sale is sponsored in part by Walla Walla Community College John Deere Program, Automotive Technology Program, Commercial Truck Driving Program, and the Women’s Basketball Team.