Do you like books? Would you want to read a book titled “The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College”? How about “The History of Dordt College”? Both of these books as well as many others, are going to be sold at the English department’s book sale. The event will take place 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 throughout the upstairs hallway of Kepp Hall.
Jayde Logemann, a senior writing and rhetoric major, is organizing the sale this year.
“The ultimate purpose of the book sale is to raise money for the English Scholarship Fund,” Logemann said. “But the book sale also exists so that books that are not being read can find new, loving readers.”
Anyone can donate to the book sale each year and the English department accepts a wide assortment of genres. This year, there is even a yearbook from the NW class of 1993-94.
“There is a very wide variety of books every year at the sale, so you never know what you might find, and there always seems to be something for everyone, whether you’re interested in the classics or biographies or contemporary fiction or cooking,” Logemann said.
Book prices can range from 50 cents to $2. Additionally, there will be baked goods and coffee provided free of charge throughout the sale for all who attend.
Most importantly, the book sale fosters community by bringing people together.
“The book sale is always a lot of fun,” Logemann said. “English-types tend to get excited around tables full of books, and a lot of times there are really good conversations about the books that happen, or people will start recommending books to each other.”
It’s a time of learning and togetherness that makes fond memories.
Logemann found her own treasure during her very first book sale her freshman year at NW.
“I was really excited when I found a copy of ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’” Logemann said. “It’s one of my favorite books, but I had only ever owned a digital copy of it before, so I was really excited to finally have a physical copy without having to feel bad about spending a lot of money on a book I already owned.”
This year’s sale, however, will provide an extra something available for play lovers.
“We seem to have a lot of plays this year – everything from Greek tragedies to modern plays” Logemann said. “There is a really wide variety to choose from, though, from nonfiction to fiction to poetry, so there really should be something for anyone.”
So if you enjoy reading, need some coffee table books or just like free baked goods while you browse through the options, stop by the English department’s book sale April 12.