The major project of the College Women's Club of Montclair, Inc. is the Book Sale, which raises money for scholarships. Each year the club provides aid to graduating high school girls for their college education. The club has awarded over a million dollars in scholarships to girls in Montclair and the surrounding area since its inception over 81 years ago. It supports the AAUW Education Foundation, which helps women reach their personal and professional goals through a series of fellowships and grants.
We rent Book Sale Headquarters in the basement of the Technopulp Building at 26 Park Street in Montclair, NJ, all year. We take donations of used Books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, Audio Tapes, Sheet Music, Software, Ephemera from area residents during the year, usually Saturdays from 9:30am until 11:45am. We collect Books from May through August and again from December through February. The Book Sales take place in November and April. We post our schedules on Baristanet.com, Patch.com, the jerseytomatopress.com and feature it on the Montclair Watercooler. .
We welcome volunteers to help with receiving, organizing and selling our donations. Our efforts were supported this past year by many high school volunteers. As these young people gained experience in community service, we enjoyed the enthusiasm and strength of their youth. Our members, of course, are the real workhorses of the Sale, but we welcome any book lovers who would like to help. We spend Wednesday and Saturday mornings at the Headquarters, and, as the Sale date nears, Mondays through Fridays. But please note, although we are sometimes there on other days, we only accept donations on the scheduled Saturdays when we have sufficient staff present to accept the stream of books.
Our Book Sales allow us to create a substantial number of scholarships each year. For the 2016-2017 year we gave out $36,000 to 19 area high school senior girls. Quite impressive results for selling all those books for $.50, $1 and $2!!! We sold them but you donated them - many thanks!
We will be open for donations again in December.
The College Women’s Club Spring Book Sale takes place November 9 - 12 at 26 Park Street. All proceeds benefit college scholarships for girls in Montclair, Verona, Cedar Grove and Glen Ridge.
We’ve got all kinds of books (for kids and adults)--paperbacks, hardcovers, fiction/nonfiction, Manga, cookbooks, art and photography, signed and collectible, etc. We’ve got a huge range of records, CDs, and cassettes -- from classical, to Broadway, rock’n‘roll, books on tape, and so much more. We’ve got tons of movies on DVD. We’ve got cool postcards, sheet music, and ephemera.
Thursday, November 9 - Opening Day 9:30am – 9pm
$20 ADMISSIION Thursday morning ONLY
From 9:30 am till noon; no fee thereafter
Friday, November 10 - 9:30am – 9 pm
Saturday, November 11 - 9:30am – 7 pm
Sunday, November 12 - 1 pm – 6 pm
**No half-price or bag days**
The club will resume accepting book donations in December – call 973-783-7040 for more information.
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