For more than 60 years, the by the Somerset Hills AAUW has attracted book lovers from throughout the region, and beyond, to search for bargains or treasured volumes among thousands of books carefully sorted by volunteers to be sold at the Bernardsville Middle School.
And all those books come from donations.
Starting at 9 a.m. on Monday, and continuing until 3 p.m., with the same hours each day through Thursday, donations of hardcover and paperback books, CDs and DVDs will be accepted at the Bernardsville Middle School, 141 Seney Drive in Bernardsville. Donations also will be accepted the following Monday, Aug. 6, during the same hours, said Bonnie Gould of Basking Ridge, who again is chairwoman of the sale.
The sale itself is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9 and 10, from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
So box up or bag up those books you're been collecting around the house and deliver them to the middle school, near the Bernardsville pool off Seney Drive.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers also are needed to sort and sell and assist customers, according to the sale organizers. Gould said the sale attracts students who sign up to help fulfill necessary community service hours at For further information on donations, volunteering or the sale, call 908-647-2791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most books are priced at $1, with a 25 percent premium added to that on the first day of the sale, and children's books are mostly sold for 50 cents. Special and unique books are priced separately. The American Association of University Women's Somerset Hills branch uses the funds to assist women who are seeking to further their education or to prepare for a career change, and to benefit local libraries.
Also, looking ahead for this week:
The on S. Maple Ave. on Monday presents a free showing of the movie, "Jungle Book," at 2 to 3:15 p.m. in program room B. No registration required.
Beatlemania Again will wrap up this summer's concert series to be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays during July at Pleasant Valley Park off Valley Road. The free series is presented by the
The free movie "Puss in Boots," put off due to weather last week, is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. this Wednesday at Harry Dunham Park in Somerville Road.
The Deer Management Advisory Committee for Bernards Township has been moved to 7 p.m. on Thursday, rescheduled from Aug. 9.