A popular annual book sale conducted by volunteers to benefit the library system of Brandeis University will return on Sunday, Mar. 17, St. Patrick’s Day. The sale again will be located in front of the Publix Supermarket on S. Dixie Highway at 146th Street in Palmetto Bay and run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Linda Zahler, one of the event organizers, said she is looking forward to it.
“We get thousands of books every year and we try to have a good variety of books, in good condition, sorted, and we think priced very fairly,” Zahler said. “We’ve been having a nice run of good sales. The first one I worked with was in 1990, but there were a few sales before that one. At this location we can have lots of tables, and so lots of books.”
Books donated for the fundraiser are generally hardcovers and trade paperbacks, most worth $25 or more. There are books in all fiction and non-fiction categories, including cookbooks, all areas of history, antiques, music, gardens and flowers, coffee table books and more. There all are in excellent condition. Fiction books are priced at just $2 each, the non-fiction books are $2 and up, and there are children’s books for $1.
The proceeds will benefit Brandeis University Libraries, Scholarships and Research and the event was organized by a local chapter of Brandeis National Committee.
The Brandeis University National Women’s Committee is the largest “friends of a library” group in the world with 48,000 members nationwide.
The annual sale originated in South Miami with mostly paperbacks. Zahler believes that the book sale is so popular because all of the used books are sold to raise money to buy new books for the library. She said that Publix has been hosting the book sale for years now and that her organization is grateful for the help.
For information about the project contact Linda Zahler at 305-661-3245 or Rene Brodsky at 305-665-5842.