Sum­mer read­ing

Schuylkill Mall to host Repub­li­can- Her­ald used book sale be­fore clo­sure

The Republican Herald - This Weekend - - Front Page - BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY ED­I­TOR Con­tact the writer: eped­di­gree@re­pub­li­can­her­; 570- 628- 6003.

As The Repub­li­can-Her­ald pre­pares for its sum­mer used book sale, it is also look­ing for a newhome for the pop­u­lar event.

The News­pa­per in Ed­u­ca­tion Used Book Sale will be held from10 a. m. to 8 p. m. July 27 and 28, and 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. July 29 and 30 at the Schuylkill Mall, Frackville. The park­ing lots out­side the bank and Dun­ham’s would be the best to use. The sale is cash only. Funds ben­e­fit area stu­dents through the News­pa­per in Ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram.

“We, like every­one else, are sad­dened to have to move else­where. We do ap­pre­ci­ate that the newown­ers of the mall al­lowed us to have our fi­nal sale in our same lo­ca­tion as it is a won­der­ful setup for us,” said Janet Joyce, di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing and com­mu­nity ser­vices at The Repub­li­can- Her­ald.

Joyce also sent her ap­pre­ci­a­tion to Elaine Maneval, the for­mer mall man­ager; Dana Baker, the mall’s mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, and Jim Bova and his crewin prop­erty main­te­nance for their ef­forts over the years.

She said the Jan­uary book sale will be in a newlo­ca­tion, pos­si­bly the Cres­sona Mall.

As for the up­com­ing sale, Joyce said they are look­ing for­ward to see­ing the “reg­u­lars” who come to ev­ery sale.

She men­tioned Ann from Shenan­doah, who braves the ini­tial crowd to make sure she gets the books she re­ally wants and then typ­i­cally comes back at least once more when it is less crowded so she can browse a bit more; Ge­orge of Pottsville, who comes year af­ter year look­ing for books of lo­cal in­ter­est along with his­tory books; and Kawika, Lisa and Sarah who find trea­sures wor­thy of be­ing gifts.

Joyce said they have lost some friends over the years— reg­u­lars who have passed away and now their spouse comes alone or with fam­ily.

“We think of and miss these ones who are no longer with us,” she said.

Joyce said the cus­tomers have made sug­ges­tions that have im­proved the sale.

“For in­stance, Mary Ann of Shenan­doah re­quested thatwe group fic­tion by the first let­ter of the au­thor’s last name. It is a lot of ex­tra sort­ing but we’ve man­aged to do so,” Joyce said.

The books are sorted by cat­e­gory, such as ro­mance, large print, sci- fi, fan­tasy, hor­ror and in­spi­ra­tion, for fic­tion, and cook­books, self- help, his­tory and bi­ogra­phies for non­fic­tion.

Prices are $ 3 for hard­backs and $ 1 for pa­per­backs. Thin ro­mance books like Har­lequin and Sil­hou­ette, are five for $ 1. Chil­dren’s books are $ 1 for hard­backs and three for $ 1 for pa­per­backs.

Therewill also be DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and books on CD and tape for sale.

Cus­tomers who plan on buy­ing more than five or six books are ad­vised to bring a sturdy tote bag. There will also be bags avail­able for $ 1.

Abig sale is planned for Satur­day to clear out re­main­ing mer­chan­dise.

“It might be a bag sale, box sale or half price. We will wait to see what our in­ven­tory looks like be­fore de­cid­ing,” Joyce said.

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion can be found atwww. re­pub­li­can­her­ald. com/ book­sale.


Sharon Erd­man, He­gins, left, and Nancy Potts, Pine Grove, ri­fles through books at last year’s Repub­li­can- Her­ald book sale at the Schuylkill Mall. This year’s sale will be held 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. July 27 and 28 and 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. July 29 and 30 at the Schuylkill Mall, Frackville.

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