Berks Book Bonanza is pleased to announce that it will be returning to the Berkshire Mall for 2019. The annual used book sale will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 11 to 14, at a site to be determined in the Berkshire Mall.
Collections of gently-used books and materials will begin Monday, March 25, at the entrance next to Firehouse Subs. People wishing to donate materials for Book Bonanza can stop by Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m to noon or Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Volunteers will assist book donors with unloading vehicles during these times. Donations will be accepted up through June 26. A complete list of acceptable donations can be found on the Berks Book Bonanza website, www.berksbookbonanza.org.
As preparations for the area’s largest book sale begin, shoppers will see the return of some familiar favorites.
In 2018, Ellen Smoll , general manager of the Berkshire Mall, threw out a lifeline to Book Bonanza and offered a collection and sale space for the homeless fundraiser. Grateful for the opportunity to have a sale, Book Bonanza made some necessary changes to accommodate the new area. When approached about bringing Book Bonanza back for 2019, Smoll generously offered to hold the sale at the Berkshire Mall once again and arranged for the sale to have the one thing it most desperately needed: more space.
For 2019, Book Bonanza will bring back the popular Thursday pre-sale opener for early bird shoppers. Also making another appearance is the holding and collectibles areas. Bulk shoppers will be able to store their items in the holding area as they continue to shop, while enthusiasts can browse through unique and hard-to-find local treasures in the collectibles area. As anticipated, the sale will be also offer a wide range of books, DVDs, CDs, games, and puzzles.
The 2019 Berks Book Bonanza sale will occur on the following dates: Thursday, July 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. ($10 Early Bird Presale); Friday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($5 bag of books sale).