By The Staff of The Chronicle
Marking its 42nd year of providing books to Lewis County residents, the local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be selling gently used books at the Lewis County Mall beginning March 23.
The sale will last until March 26 and will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
For paperbacks and hardcovers respectively, prices will start at $3 and $2 on Wednesdays, $2 and $1 on Thursdays, and $1 and 50 cents on Fridays. A bag of books starting at $2 will be available on Saturday.
Thousands of fiction, non-fiction and CD books will be on sale. Non-fiction books are separated into over fifty categories, including biography, cooking, religion, self-help, nature, and gardening. There will be a large section for children’s books.
Those wishing to donate used books can call 360-736-2147 or 360-262-3499. Masks are encouraged.
Proceeds from the popular annual book sale support AAUW’s mission of women’s education. Each year, Lewis County AAUW awards numerous scholarships to local women attending colleges and universities and to middle school and high school girls for STEM-focused summer camps. The Lewis County AAUW also co-sponsors Expanding Your Horizons, a career day for middle schoolers, and Lunafest, an independent film festival showcasing films by and about women.
Founded in 1881, the AAUW is the largest and oldest national organization working for the professional and educational advancement of women. The Lewis County branch of the AAUW has awarded hundreds of scholarships to local women since 1923. Next year the Lewis County branch will celebrate its centennial.