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May 03, 2021

Used Book Sale Offering Titles at a Fraction of the Cost

By Lori Draz

Photo courtesy of Marion Giles

You can find all kinds of great books and help a great cause when you shop the AAUW Northern Monmouth County Branch Used Book Sale. There will be more than 5,000 good quality, used books for every reader on all topics. You’ll find fiction, history, resource guides, current topics, cookbooks, coffee table books, mysteries, sci-fi, books on art and collectibles, and so much more. They also have a large inventory of DVDs and children’s books, and every week, more items are added to the sale, so it pays to shop often.

Each month, the AAUW feature selected categories priced at 50 percent. Books sell for $3 for hardcover and $2 for paperbacks. Children’s books are big bargains – just 10 to 50 cents each! 

The sale is open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the Old First Church, 69 Kings Highway in Middletown. The sale runs through the last Saturday in June (excluding major holidays). Health and safety protocols will in place.

Proceeds from the AAUW Used Book Sale provide university and college scholarships for women and girls and support local projects that promote STEM education for middle school girls. They also provide leadership training for high school girls and offer workshop training in salary negotiations for college students and women returning to the work force.

Local members of AAUW run and staff the Used Book Sale. Donations of books are welcome, and guidelines for making tax-deductible donations can be found on the group’s website at or by calling 732-275-2237.

The Northern Monmouth County Branch of AAUW has been making a difference in the community for more than 90 years and welcomes new members to join them in advancing equity for women and girls. Membership in AAUW is open to any graduate holding an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The members are voting from now until May 17 about dropping the requirement of any type of degree for membership. If the bylaws change, then membership is open to all who believe in the group’s mission statement: “AAUW advances equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.”