ABERDEEN, S.D. – Books, books, and more books! About twenty thousand, to be exact. Aberdeen’s chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is again kicking off back-to-school season with their annual used book sale at the Super City Mall. The event starts Wednesday, September 4, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and continues Thursday and Friday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, and Saturday from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For easy shopping, every book is priced and sorted by category. AAUW member Joyce Kimmel says, “We have books in just about every genre possible.” Some of these include children’s (which are sorted by a retired teacher and marked at about 5 or 10 cents each), history, nonfiction, fiction, self-help, cooking, and more. Prices start at 10 cents for all books, with most everything costing $3 or less. Everyone in the public is welcome to attend.
AAUW is a nonprofit that has been promoting women’s equality since 1924. In recent years, their work has revolved around helping women achieve equal pay and opportunities in STEM careers. Aberdeen’s chapter has two scholarships for non-traditional students at NSU. All the proceeds from the book sale go toward funding these as well as the Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship. Last year, their book sale celebrated its 50th year and had the most sales to date, raising just over $10,000. AAUW also hosts a Start Smart program that teaches young women to negotiate for fair pay and supports the annual Women in Science Conference. // — Jenny Roth
AAUW accepts book donations all year long. To donate, call Dee at 605-225-6713 or find their event on Facebook.