Bookstock is coming!! I was lucky enough to attend a blogger lunch and learn about Bookstock last week and get all the details for you. Once I left, all excited, I met with my parents the next day. As I started telling them about this fabulous event, my dad surprised me by saying, "At Laurel Park Place, the mall, right? Yeah. We've been to that."
WHAT? I'm not exactly renowned for my great memory of things I've done when I was younger (thank goodness I wrote a lot of it down in this blog! LOL), but I just finished telling a room full of people that I'd never been to Bookstock in the 14 years its been running. Hahahaha...
I know I'll remember it this year - I'm sure it's a great event to just stumble across, but knowing all the great benefits and perks makes is something I'm totally seeking out for my family this year.
It all starts on Sunday, May 15. At 8:15am, Livonia's Stephenson High School Marching Band will kickoff the festivities at Laurel Park Place (at 6-Mile and Newburgh in Livonia, east of I-275). The only part of the sale that isn't free is the $20 Pre-Sale on that Sunday from 8:15 - 11am. The rest of the sale is free to shoppers, and it's during regular mall hours - Sundays 11am - 6pm, and Monday through Saturday 10am - 9pm.
Don't be too worried if you can't make it out the first day. There's new stock put out daily, which is also why lots of shoppers visit more than once. Check out these other great events during Bookstock!
Monday Madness - Monday, May 16: The first 1000 shippers receive giveaways, and one lucky shopper will receive a $500 Visa gift card!
Teacher Appreciation Day - Tuesday, May 17: 50% off to all teachers with a valid ID from 3 - 9pm. AND at 5pm, the Bookstock B.E.S.T. Awards will be presented to fourth grade students from Detroit Public Schools based on previous essay submission.
Bookbuster Special Days - Wednesday, May 18 and Thursday, May 19: Buy three books and get the fourth book free (least expensive item) from 3 - 9pm. ALSO Spend $25 or more either night and be entered in a special drawing for fun prizes!
Half Price Finale - Sunday, May 22: All remaining books and media will be sold for half price!
Bookstock has been supporting the need to read in Southeast Michigan and beyond for 14 years. It has generated more than $1.3 million for literacy and education projects throughout Oakland County and Detroit in this time.
Join lots of other shoppers and volunteers who are also book-lovers, and discover new favorites or search for hard to find older books. The sale is perfect for families, book-clubs, collectors, and anyone who loves books. Hope to see you there!
Bookstock website: http://www.bookstockmi.org
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BookstockMI
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