Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Annual Used Book Sale at Princeton

Oh, to be in the Princeton, NJ area this week!!!

Princeton Seminary Annual Used Book Sale May 7–10, 2010 (student-only preview sale on May 6)

Princeton Theological Seminary will hold its annual used book sale in the Seminary‘s Whiteley Gymnasium from Friday, May 7 through Monday, May 10. An entrance fee of $50 will be charged on Friday  from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Following that, the book sale will be free and open to the public.

Why We Do It

We are a global village, and through our efforts we work to support each other in theological education.

The PTS Stewardship and Missions Committee‘s annual used book sale is organized and run by PTS students to help other seminary students broaden their theological education. Our hope is to raise financial support and awareness for international seminary libraries in need. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit theological seminaries around the world. Many of these institutions are closely connected to the PTS community. They are home seminaries of our international students and professors, places to which these men and women will likely  return to teach. These gifts allow our colleagues around the world to build richer library collections in their own languages.

Last year the book sale raised nearly $24,000 and supported six seminaries. This year the goal is to raise more than $45,000. For more information about the sale, donating books, directions, or assistance with unloading large book donations, please contact Erin Buckner by email at or call 609.306.0787.

Where and When

The book sale will take place at the Whiteley Gymnasium on the following dates:

Thursday, May 6 from 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. (PTS student preview sale, student ID required)

Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8 from 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. ($50 entrance fee until 3:00 p.m. on Friday)
Sunday, May 9 from 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (free and open to the public)

Monday, May 10 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (final day of the sale)

The Whiteley Gymnasium is located at 34/36 Hibben Road, at the corner of Stockton Street (Route 206) in Princeton. Click here for maps and directions.

On a similar note, Jon Rising is seeking to sell some excellent reference works from his personal library.  Check it out here.  This is a great deal!