A couple of annual events are quickly coming up. Most immediately is the annual Bookstock book sale going on starting tomorrow (Saturday) at the Laurel Place Mall in Livonia, MI. I hear-tell it’s the biggest used book sale in Michigan and it will go on for 8 days. Funny how they seem to be planning to stay open on my birthday too. That’s the second thing barreling down the pike. Monday, May 16 I will be 62. Oh well. I was going to take Monday off but with all my time lost for tests and such I am falling behind in my work (and earning pace). What can I say….mamma needs a new pair of shoes.
According to Neil Rubin of the Detroit News, Bookstock is in its 14th year and it has raised over $1.2 million to support literacy and education projects. I guess there will be over 100,000 books, audio books, movies, CD’s, vinyl albums, and even 8-tracks. Obviously an equal-opportunity sale. I can’t even imagine having to move 100,000 books to the event. I know you all will show up en masse enough to ensure they don’t have to carry many back 8 days from now.
Okay, I am going to be bad and take thios right out of Neal Rubin’s article in the News today.
Pre-sale runs from 8:15am to 11am Sunday. $20 admission gets you into the pre-sale. All other hours (which are mall hours) it is free. That would be 11am to 6pm Sundays and 10am to 9pm all other days.
Their website is located at: bookstockmi.org.
Here are some special events during the sale:
Monday Madness be one of the first 1000 customers and receive merchant coupons and maybe even be the grand prize winner of a $500 gift card.
Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day. If you are a teacher you can get 50 percent off from 3-9 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: these two days are Bookbuster Days and their hours are from 3 to 9pm. The deal on these two days is that for every four items you purchase you get the least expensive one free. And if you spend at least $25 can be entered into a drawing for four premium Detroit Tigers tickets, an on-field experience with the new United Shore Professional Baseball League (from Utica, MI), or signed ice skates from Olympic gold medalists Charlie White and Meryl Davis.
Sunday May 22: Then the last day everything is discounted 50%. This is the back saving strategy. Sell everything for half off so you don’t have to carry it back.
See ya there!