Brandeis gears up for annual used book sale

Meg Sivitz and Rachel Barker, Brandeis Tucson chapter vice presidents, prepare for the Brandeis Book Bonanza to be held at the Foothills Mall next month. (Courtesy Meg Sivitz)

The Tucson chapter of the Brandeis National Committee will hold its annual used book sale, dubbed the “Brandeis Book Bonanza,” next month, beginning with a preview night on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5-9 p.m. The book fair will be open for two weekends during mall hours, Oct. 6-9 and Oct.  13-15, with bag sales on Oct. 9 and 15.

The book sale will feature thousands of diverse titles including books on American and world history; art, architecture, and archaeology; drama and theater; health and wellness; literature and poetry; philosophy and religion; mystery; and science fiction.

Each season the collection develops differently due to the varied interests of community donors, says Meg Sivitz, vice president of book business for Tucson’s Brandeis chapter.  Recently, a college professor presented Brandeis his collection of biology texts while a retired doctor provided medical books. Boxes of children’s picture books, adult biographies and novels also will be available, and dozens of Brandeis volunteers will be on hand to help shoppers find their topics of interest. 

Lightly used, like-new DVDs and audio books also will be sold.

Proceeds from the book sale help fund a scholarship to send an eligible Tucson student to Brandeis University.

For more information, visit tucsonbnc.org or call Sivitz at 237-4373.