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It’s That Time of Year Again

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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.

Bookstock

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!

Gary

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