Missoulians flocking to used book sale

Posted at 9:41 AM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-20 11:41:53-04

MISSOULA – Folks lined up in the warm sunshine on Thursday to buy used literature by the inch.

The American Association of University Women welcomed bookworms to come dig through the thousands of donated books at the Orchard Homes Country Life Club.

From almanacs to romance novels, the association spent Monday and Tuesday receiving donations and will spend the rest of the week selling them to support their programs. 

The books are sold by the inch, so, every book you buy will be stacked flat on top of one another and measured, with a rate of $1.50 an inch. They also sell specially priced books from a collection.  

The money raised by the sale will go to scholarships at the University of Montana and education programs around the region. Sale co-chair Nancy Zarda says that the event is all about the community. 

“We really rely on the community volunteers who come and donate their time which is an amazing thing to do — it makes this a true community event," Zarda said. "The community is donating the books, the community is volunteering to work, the community is coming in buying the books and supporting the sale. We’re very proud of the event."

Books will be sold by the inch from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and will close out with a bag sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday.