If you’re perplexed with what to buy Dad for Father’s Day this year because he has everything he wants, you just might find something for that special man in your life at the American Association of University Women’s annual Father’s Day Book Sale. The Friday and Saturday (June 16 and 17) preceeding Father’s Day, area bibliophiles will have an opportunity to find Father’s Day gifts for loved ones and gifts for themselves, either in the form of books or flea market items and collectibles. The used book sale and flea market are sponsored by the Portsmouth branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Doors will open 9 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church which is located at 610 Fourth Street in Portsmouth. The fundraiser will continue through 3 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.
Hardback books as well as paperback books will be available. Book enthusiasts will find best selling authors in both fiction and non-fiction, vintage books and gourmet cookbooks, histories, mysteries, and more. Paperback books will priced at 50 cents each while hardback books will sell for only $1 per hardback book. A variety of genres will be available.
Great bargains will also be found at the flea market/collectibles table. These items have been popular in the past and will not be priced; rather, patrons will be asked to make a donation for each selection.
Area patrons are encouraged to stop by, browse, and snap up as many books as they’d like at these bargain prices. All proceeds from the sale of books and other merchandise will be used to fund AAUW/Portsmouth’s scholarships for deserving women and girls in our area. These scholarships include tution assistance for women enrolled at Shawnee State University and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer camps at Denison University for middle-school girls. The local branch of the American Association of Univesity Women has held annual book sales for many years with a committment to supporting local girls and women academically and professionally through lifelong learning opportunities.
The Portsmouth branch of AAUW has a long history in the Portsmouth community. The non-profit organization received its charter in 1948. Last year the local branch was recognized by the Ohio AAUW with the Philanthropy Award for its recurring charitable contributions to girls and women.
For questions about the organization or to become a member send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the national AAUW website at aauw.org.