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Big One-Dollar Book Sale coming back to IU Northwest the week of Nov. 10!

Popular event, cancelled in October due to recent flooding, makes quick return to campus

The Big One-Dollar Book Sale at Indiana University Northwest was just too big to stay cancelled for long.

Associate Professor of Anthropology Robert Mucci, Ph.D., announced this week that the Anthropology Club’s popular semi-annual sale, which was cancelled from its October date due to logistical issues related to September’s campus floods, has been rescheduled for the week of Nov. 10. The sale will be located in its usual spot in the Moraine Student Center, which is next door to the Savannah Center at the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary, Ind.

The sale’s hours will be 9 a.m. sharp until 7:30 p.m. on Monday, 9:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday.

There will be more than 5,000 books on hand, including popular fiction, literature, non-fiction, specialty titles, and many used textbooks. All books will be one dollar on Monday through Thursday, with discounts for quantity purchases.

On Friday, all remaining books will be 50 cents. But the best books go fast, so avid readers are advised to plan for repeat visits in order to find the titles they want. New titles will be added throughout the week, and the Anthropology Club will accept book donations during the week of the sale.

The Big One-Dollar Book Sale has grown from a modest fundraiser into a major event at IU Northwest, with hundreds of students, faculty and community members turning out to take advantage of great deals on terrific books.

Funds raised through the book sale are used to support Anthropology Club scholarships, academic achievement awards and club-sponsored special events. The club has been able to donate thousands of dollars each year for student field-research stipends and other academic undertakings thanks to the community’s generous support of this event.

The sale typically takes place each October and March, but this year the October sale was cancelled after the closure of Tamarack Hall due to flood damage. Books for the sale had been relocated to Tamarack and were not accessible, and their condition with regard to moisture was uncertain.

However, since the sale’s cancellation several weeks ago, the Anthropology Club has been able to retrieve and inspect its stock, which was spared any water damage from the flood. Mucci reported this week that the books are dry, clean and ready to be read, and he encouraged the Northwest Indiana community to come out the week of Nov. 10 to stock up on their holiday reading material.

Mucci also said that the sale’s organizers welcome preparation assistance from students in the days leading up to the event. The boxed books must be moved back to Moraine, then sorted. Anyone wishing to volunteer in this effort may sign up on the Web at

Also, for more information on the Big One-Dollar Book Sale, visit the Web at

Anyone wishing to donate books to the Big One-Dollar Book sale may bring them to the event. Those who wish to donate large quantities of books may contact Mucci at (219) 980-6607, or they may notify someone at the sale itself, and arrangements can be made to pick up the donated books.

For more information on the Big One-Dollar Book Sale, contact Mucci at the above number or e-mail him at



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Christopher Sheid

Michelle Searer

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