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. 

Updated on
Backto the news archive

Related News

Gabriel joins academic affairs team

Gillian Gabriel joined the iSchool on June 3 as an office administrator - course scheduler. In this position, she will work with the Academic Affairs team to design the schedule and input it into Banner, work with Catalog Management and Section Scheduling (CMSS) to arrange classroom space, manage the final exam schedule, and coordinate with the bookstore on textbook orders.

Gillian Gabriel

Miller joins administrative support team

Alexis Miller joined the iSchool on June 4 as an office manager. In this position, she will provide support to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and assist with various student affairs activities.

Alexis Miller

CCB collaboration receives award from the Organization of American Historians

A collaborative project of the iSchool's Center for Children's Books (CCB) and the National Park Service (NPS) has been honored by the Organization of American Historians. The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, which features the Books to Parks website, received the Stanton-Horton Award, which recognizes "excellence in National Park Service historical efforts that make the NPS a leader in promoting public understanding of and engagement with American history."

The Watsons Go To Birmingham

Library Trends "Cultural Heritage and Digital Scholarship in China: Part II" now available

The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the publication of Library Trends 71 (4), edited by Lian J. Ruan and Shengping Xia. "Cultural Heritage and Digital Scholarship in China: Part II," explores the rich, diverse, and long history of China's cultural heritage and the innovative digital scholarship that is currently being utilized to study it. 

Introductory course teaches information science concepts through game design

As part of Teaching Associate Professor Judith Pintar's Introduction to Information Sciences (IS 101) course, students are tasked with creating board games that teach various aspects of information science targeted to particular audiences. The students presented their creations on April 19 at the Game Studies and Design Spring 2024 Showcase. In addition to the game demonstrations, the event featured posters and presentations by students and faculty.