By Joe Veyera
Local book lovers will have the chance to add some new selections to their shelves this Saturday, as the Literacy Council of Seattle hosts its’ third annual, “Stock Up for Summer Book Sale” fundraiser.
Over 5,000 used books spanning numerous genres will be on sale at the Literacy Council’s offices (8500 14th Ave. NW), with paperbacks priced at $1, and hardbacks at $2, with the exception of some specialty items. All proceeds go to support free adult literacy programs in the community.
In 2013, the Literacy Council helped over 400 students from 35 countries with free literacy support, providing one-on-one tutoring, holding classes throughout the Seattle area, and assisting students with acquiring basic English skills and helping them with career goals.
“We have been helping in the community for over 40 years, and the challenges faced by adults who can’t read or write in English have never been greater,” said Jennifer Collins-Friedrichs, director of the Literacy Council of Seattle, in a release. “Folks can buy a book to help support our programs, or they can learn how to become a literacy volunteer in the community themselves. We are always looking for interested, dedicated people. No experience in teaching is necessary – just a willingness to learn and a desire to help others.”
The event starts at 10 a.m., with early bird entry at 9 a.m. for a $10 donation. For more information, call 206-233-9720, or visit www.literacyseattle.org.
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Collins-Friedrichs.