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. .
Our Book Sales allow us to create a substantial number of scholarships each year. For the 2016-2017 year we gave out $41,000 to 21 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!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 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. There are many different opportunities for volunteers, including helping us receive and sort donations on Saturday mornings, distributing flyers and postcards before our sales, helping with online and other marketing, etc. This is a booklover’s dream volunteer opportunity! Want to know more? Please contact Nancy Perlman at NJP777@aol.com, or call the Book Sale office at (973) 783-7040.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 Spring Book Sale is taking place this coming April.
This is a terrific event featuring thousands of books and
paperbacks, LPs, CDs, DVDs, Audio & Video Tapes, Sheet
Music, Software, Ephemera. Everything is sold at BARGAIN
prices, and the proceeds go to college scholarship awards for
area girls. We have an especially large collection of Civil War
books, Women in Politics related books this year.
April 4 (Wednesday) Children’s Book Day 2pm – 7pm
April 5 (Thursday) 9:30am - 9pm
$20 ADMISSION 9:30-noon
from noon 'til 9:00 pm - no fee
April 6 (Friday) 9:30am - 9pm
April 7 (Saturday) 9:30 - 7pm
April 8 (Sunday) 1:00pm - 6pm (Special half price for
Teachers and Librarians with professional ID)
Closed Monday 4/9 – Thursday 4/12
April 13 (Friday) 9:30am – 9pm
April 14 (Saturday) 9:30am – 7 pm
April 15 (Sunday) 1 pm – 6 pm
Credit Cards accepted
SCANNER USE RESTRICTED
Located at Booksale Headquarters
26 Park St. (Lower level)
Montclair, NJ 07042
Web site: cwcmontclair.com