by Leonard Gill
If you want to get an early start the day of the sale, go by Literacy Mid-South from 8 to 9 a.m. The "Book Lover's Preview Hour" costs $10, but you'll have first dibs on an estimated 5,000 titles (plus free coffee and donuts). All proceeds from the preview directly benefit Literacy Mid-South, the organization that's been improving the reading skills of low-literate adults in the Mid-South and providing services for entire families since the nonprofit was founded in 1974.
And if you'd like to volunteer to work the book sale, email Ashley Padgett at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-327-6000 ext. 1013. Volunteers are needed on Friday, September 16th, and for shifts during the sale on Saturday. The minimum age for volunteers is 18.
To learn more about Literacy Mid-South, go to literacymidsouth.org.