Literacy Mid-South: Book It



Looking to buy new books (plus audiobooks and DVDs) and looking to contribute to a good cause while you're at it? The annual Literacy Mid-South book sale at 902 S. Cooper will take place during this month's Cooper-Young Festival on Saturday, September 17th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fund-raising sale is sponsored by The Commercial Appeal.

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 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

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