CCB holds fall book sale

stack of books for sale

Readers looking to boost their classroom or home book collections can select from hundreds of titles at the Center for Children’s Books Fall Book Sale on Saturday, November 4. The sale will primarily feature middle grade and young adult fiction and nonfiction, with paperback books $2 each, hardcover books $5 each, and other items priced as marked.

"We're hoping to bring in both educators and community members to the sale," said Kate Quealy-Gainer, director of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, one of the nation's leading children's book review journals. "We'll probably have around 800 books, and all will be for readers 4th grade and up. Our larger Annual Book Sale, which is scheduled for February, will feature books for younger kids, but we wanted to really highlight diverse books for an older range of readers at this sale. It is also a great chance to get good books just in time for the holidays."

According to Quealy-Gainer, when publishers send multiple copies of books to The Bulletin to review, duplicate books that are not included in the Center for Children’s Books collection are available for sale.

The Fall Book sale will be held in the first-floor lobby at 614 E. Daniel Street in Champaign. A pre-sale will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., while the community sale will run from 3:00-7:00 p.m. To attend the pre-sale, register by emailing your name and organization to and pay the $10 registration fee at the door. 

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