Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the books obtained for the book sale?
Readers of The Republican-Herald donate the majority of the books.
How many books do you have at your sale? Do you count them?
No, we do not count the books. As we sort books they are loaded into banana boxes that are donated by various area grocery stores. The banana boxes are then stacked onto pallets that are taken to the mall for the sale. We have an approximate count based on the average books in one box times 30 boxes on one pallet times the amount of pallets we take to the mall.
Why do you allow dealers into the sale?
The point of the book sale is to make money for the Newspaper in Education program. The book dealers purchase large quantities, which brings in revenue. Many of the book dealers drive several hours to get to the sale and return year after year. We expect all of our customers to be courteous to one another. With over 100,000 books there are plenty of books for everyone.