Letter: This Year’s Five Colleges Book Sale

To the Editor:

For the past 51 years, the Five Colleges Book Sale has been a wonderful way to give unwanted books a new home and a valuable book recycling option in the Upper Valley and surrounding areas. The sale recycles over 40,000 books annually, with net proceeds benefitting New Hampshire and Vermont students attending Mt. Holyoke, Simmons, Smith, Vassar and Wellesley colleges.

The 52nd Five Colleges Book Sale will take place on April 20 and 21 at Lebanon High School. We continue to be encouraged by the support of new volunteers and the widespread community response affirming the value of the book sale to the Upper Valley.

Donations for the sale are currently being accepted at our donation site beginning and continuing every day except Sunday, through April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year, the donation site is at the Hypertherm building at 92 Etna Road in Lebanon, just north of the Dartmouth Coach terminal. Our grateful appreciation goes out to Barbara and Dick Couch for their generosity in donating the use of this site. Small quantities may be left in our collection boxes at the rear entrance to the Howe Library, at the Lebanon and Kilton libraries, and at the Lebanon and Hanover co-ops. Donations are tax deductible.

We welcome donations of books, manuscripts, prints, maps, memorabilia, CDs, DVDs, videotapes and books-on-tape. We do not accept or sell textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, Harlequin romances, ex-library books, magazines, vinyl records or audiocassette tapes (with the exception of books-on-tape). We also cannot accept or sell home recordings made on videotape, CD-R or cassette.

For complete information about all things regarding the sale, please visit our website, www.five-collegesbooksale.org. Questions on any aspect of the sale may be directed to Priscilla Dube, 603-428-3311, Priscilla@WhiteMtnKettleCorn.com.

We look forward to seeing you at the sale!

Cindy Heath and Cindy Dripchack

2013 Co-Chairs, Five College Book Sale