The J seeks donations for summer used book sale

JCC Used Book Sale

The Jewish Community Center is seeking donations of books through July 30 for its summer used book sale, which takes place Aug. 11-15. Donated books may be dropped off at the J’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. 

The sale’s Preview Day is Sunday, Aug. 11 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Preview day is the only day with an admission charge; $10 at the door, which helps underwrite expenses for the sale. The sale continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday. Thursday (Aug. 15) is Bag Day, where guests may fill a bag for $5 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Thousands of titles will be offered including mystery and intrigue, novels, biographies, books on politics, religion, sports, cookbooks, history, animals, art, science, science fiction, business, women’s issues, foreign languages, gardening, poetry, psychology, self-help and humor. Parents and educators will find a large selection of books for children and youth as well as educational materials for home schoolers. Multiples of titles are available for book club reading along with miscellaneous videos, books on tape/CDs andDVDs.

Books are priced from 50 cents to $3. Special books — collectibles, art books, antique books — are priced as marked. 

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Ticket sales for Preview Day will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. Children 16 and under are free. There is no cost to shop the remaining days of the book sale. For more information, contact Zelda Sparks 314-442-3169 or visit