Welcome to eight page-turning days of festivities for book bargain shoppers, cookbook collectors, hungry young readers, cupcake bakers, essay writers, lucky winners of prize-drawings and recipients of a snag-bag special. It’s all the fun of the hunt in Bookstock – Metro Detroit’s “Biggest and Best Used Book and Media Sale,” starting Sunday, April 22, and running through Sunday, April 29, at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place.

Shop for yourself and for a good cause too. Proceeds from the sale go to benefit literacy and education projects throughout metropolitan Detroit. Once again, Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley and Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin are Honorary Co-Chairs of Bookstock and the Mike Morse Law Firm is Bookstock’s 2018 Presenting Sponsor.

Save the date, make the time

Doors open for Bookstock’s Pre-Sale kick-off on Sunday, April 22, at 8:15 a.m with a $20 admission for the Pre-Sale only through 11 a.m.  Early shoppers and collectors can take first crack at Bookstock’s more than 300,000 donated used books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, magazines and vinyl for sale at bargain prices. The sale continues through Sunday, April 29, during mall hours from 11 am- 6 pm on Sundays and 10 am – 9 pm Monday through Saturday.

Something Special Every Day

Monday Madness – April 23: The first 1,000 shoppers will receive special giveaways including a $50 VISA gift card every hour, and one lucky shopper will receive a $500 VISA gift card.

Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, April 24: Bookstock is celebrating teachers by giving 50% off to all teachers with a valid ID from 3–9 p.m. At 5 pm, the Bookstock  B.E.S.T. Awards (Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher) will be presented to fourth grade students from Detroit Public Schools Community District who write the top essays entitled, “My Favorite Book Character . . . and Why.” A WDIV-TV personality will present the awards live, and cash prizes will be given to five students, their teachers and their schools.

Cookstock – Wednesday, April 25:  Bookstock will feature the area’s largest collection of gently used cookbooks. At 5 pm, the winners of the Cookstock Cupcake Recipe Contest will be announced by local news anchors Carolyn Clifford (WXYZ – Channel 7), Sherry Margolis (Fox 2), and TV Host Tati Amare (WDIV – Local 4).  The winning cupcake will be featured at Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit’s hottest new bakery and appear on WDIV Local 4’s Live in the D.

  • PLUS the $25 SNAG BAG – all the books you can snag in our bag for $25 (quantities limited and some exclusions apply)

Bookbuster Special Days – Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27: Buy three books and get the fourth book *free (*least expensive item) from 3 – 9 pm. Spend $25 or more either night and be entered in a special drawing for:

  • A puck signed by Red Wings Center Dylan Larkin
  • 4 tickets to a 2018 Tigers game
  • A round of golf and lunch for 4 at Plum Hollow Golf Course in Southfield

Children’s Day – Saturday, April 28: Fun for the whole family with special activities for kids with Toyology, Arts and Scraps projects and Goldfish Swim School from 10 am – 3 pm.

Half Price Finale, Sunday, April 29: All books and media will be sold for half price!

Marking 16 years of supporting the need to read, Bookstock has generated more than $1.8 million for literacy and education projects throughout Oakland County and Detroit. More than 800 volunteers work together throughout the year to organize and staff the week-long Bookstock sale.

A volunteer and Bookstock Co-Chair since its start in 2002, Roz Blanck commented, “Bookstock is known for the past sixteen years because of our community. It takes a village to make this work and thank goodness we have that village.  We work year-round to collect, sort and deliver books by the truckload to make Bookstock a win-win for everyone in our community. I’m so proud of how much the event has grown each year, how it’s put on by 800 volunteers—and best of all, that all the money goes to education and literacy – to so many non-profit organizations in Detroit, all to the benefit of so many. Bookstock is our ‘sale without fail’ because reading is essential – a life skill everyone must have. We’re here to support and nurture that need to read in every way we can.”

Bookstock is brought to the community by the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit,  B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, Brandeis University, Delta Kappa Gamma, Farber Hebrew Day School, Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor, Frankel Jewish Academy, Hadassah-Greater Detroit Chapter, Hillel Day School PTO,  JVS,  Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor,  Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County, Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, National Council of Jewish Women, Oakland Literacy Council and ORT America.

For more information about Bookstock, call the Bookstock hotline, (248) 645-7840, ext. 365, or visit bookstockmi.org. Laurel Park Place is located on 6 Mile Road, east of I-275, in Livonia.

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