20 April 2016

Bookstock- Used Book and Media Sale

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
Twitter: @BookstockMI
Instagram: Use #BookstockMI


Liz Parker said...

It was fun to see you at the event! I've never been to Bookstock but am hoping to go this year - I'll be out of town the opening weekend, but should have time to go the week after it.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE books but get carried away and have to remember to pass them on

Unknown said...

What a great event. Going to the book store is one of my all time favorite things to do so I know I would love it. I love that they give teacher's a special day with special savings. Our local library has a used book sale each year but it's nowhere close to this scale. I might have to grab my daughter and check it out. Thanks for sharing.

Jenn said...

This is such a great event every year. I know last year it did very well. I know my kids can always appreciate books.

DetroitDuchess said...

I've never heard of Bookstock before. Can you bring old books and trade them in?

Becki said...

Books at Bookstock are just for sale, but they are all donated books. Watch the website to see when they'll have donation locations again :)

GeekDad248 said...

I just happened to be at that mall a few years ago without realizing this event was going on at the time and found it to be very impressive.

Mom Among Chaos said...

I've been to BookStock many times. I use to live right over there. It's a great event.

Nancy B said...

Loved going to each year when we lived there - can't pass up a good deal on a book and help a good cause at the same time.

Ron Leyba said...

Such a great and truly wonderful yearly event. For sure many will love this and more will enjoy it!