2022 Book Sale Was a Big Success--
Thanks to You!
In April 2022, we held our first book sale since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Because of scheduling constraints, we had only three days to accept donations, sort them, arrange them in categories and alphabetize the fiction and biographies for easy browsing. (In the past, these tasks typically lasted about a week.) Our pre-sale opened on Thursday, April 21, followed by three days of our open sale, including "bag day." The sale was a great success!
Thanks to the many people who donated books, CDs and DVDs of all kinds to be sold. Thanks to the many people who came to buy books and other media, and found something of interest. And special thanks to our volunteer book sorters, box-makers, heavy lifters, cashiers, and researchers who made it all work.
We hope to see you again next year!
The Summit College Club Book Sale began in 1935 and has been held over 70 times. The Book Sale funds our scholarships, supports our educational goals, and in many senses defines our organization for the public. Largely because of its success, Summit College Club has awarded nearly a million dollars in scholarships.
The SCC Book Sale does nothing by halves! In a typical year, it offers for sale more than fifty thousand books helpfully arranged in dozens of categories. It draws readers and book dealers from the entire New York metropolitan area and across New Jersey. Virtually all SCC members help out in one way or another over the course of the year: they plan and publicize, set up and break down the hall, accept, sort, arrange, and restock the donated books, and see that any leftovers find their way to other uses.
Two celebrations follow the sale: a party for all those who volunteered their time and effort, and a Scholarship Reception, at which SCC awards the scholarships and honors the achievement of the winners and their proud parents.
We Welcome Volunteers!
Volunteering to sort books before the sale, assist customers during the sale or help clear up afterward is a great way to get to know Summit College Club. For some of us, book sorting is fun, too! If you'd like to be added to our contact list for volunteer sign-ups, please fill out the form to the right. We'll reach out as soon as we have dates and logistics confirmed. Thanks!