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The Big One-Dollar Book Sale returns to IU Northwest the week of October 31

Popular event offers books of all varieties and genres


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The Big One-Dollar Book Sale at Indiana University Northwest will return the week of October 31. The popular sale will take place in the Moraine Student Center, next door to the Savannah Center. 

The books span all genres and varieties, including popular fiction, literature, non-fiction, specialty titles, and many used textbooks. All books will cost one dollar Monday through Thursday, with discounts for quantity purchases. 

On Friday, all remaining books will be 50 cents. New titles will be added throughout the week, and the IU Northwest Anthropology Club, which hosts the semi-annual event, will accept book donations during the sale, except on Friday.

The sale’s hours will be: 9 a.m. 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. 

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 autumn and spring. 

The Moraine Student Center is located at the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary, one half-mile south of I-80/94. 

Anyone wishing to donate books to the sale may bring them to the event. Those who wish to donate large quantities of books may contact Associate Professor of Anthropology Robert Mucci at (219) 980-6607, or they may notify someone at the sale so that arrangements can be made to pick up the donated books.