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Book & Garage Sale 2011

We recently had our annual book sale in conjunction with our E-Resource Discovery Day 2011. This year, everything seemed bigger and better. Having a longer collection period of about 3 months allowed us to obtain a larger variety of books to put out on sale. This in turn allowed us to collect an even larger sum of money surpassing our target. For the first time, we also had a garage sale to raise more funds, and the items were donated by the staff of NUS libraries.

From mid-May onwards, we placed posters about the events around campus as well as blue and white book collection boxes near the entrance of all the libraries. While initially our collection was a bit slow, there were some enthusiastic donors who gave us boxes of books. Special thanks goes out to UBS for donating several boxes of new books and audio visual materials.

Pricing and sorting the large amount of books and donated items was definitely an interesting experience and we even stumbled upon treasured finds!  Here are some awesome vintage books:

collage of books

The days of the sale was hectic but fun. Many students and staff exclaimed their surprise at finding such good books at unbelievably low prices. Over at the garage sale, the first item – a vintage toy accordion – was sold almost as soon as the stall was set up. The second day of the sale drew an even larger crowd, for both book and garage sale. We also put out National Geographic and Readers’ Digest magazines that went for 5 for $1! There were many who snapped up boxes of books as it was a good deal. They confided that they would buy the books now and read later!

accordian and teddy bears

Previously we had collected over $6,000 for our cause. This year our total collection for both the book and garage sale is $11,000.30! This would not have been possible without your support! All proceeds go to the Annual NUS Giving Bursary Fund to help the needy students in NUS. So, it was all for a very worthy cause! Thank you so much for all the donated books and for supporting our 2 days of sales! 

Umarani Jayapal and Georgiana Glass
Central Library

Book Donation Drive & Sale 2010

Back by popular demand, the fund-raising book sale was held over two days to coincide with this year’s E-Resource Discovery Day (ERDD). The book donation drive began in July and ended in early September. All proceeds from the sale will be channeled to the needy students through the NUS Students’ Fund (NUSSF).

We are delighted to announce that we raised $6,030 from the two-day sale for the NUSSF. This was possible only because of the strong support from NUS Staff and Students. To all who contributed to the event by donating or purchasing these books, here’s a heartfelt thank you from us! The E-Resource Discovery Day committee would also like to thank all NUS Libraries staff and NUSSF volunteers who made the event possible.

Join us on a photo journey of the book donation drive & sale below!

book donation box Collection of books
You were greeted by these blue and white donation boxes at the entrances of all NUS Libraries from July to September, while the posters were seen around NUS, in your e-mails, our tweets, and on NUS Facebook!We would like to thank OED for allowing us the use of their paper-recycling boxes for our event! don’t worry, these boxes will be reused for other purposes now that the event is over.


Donated books were priced and sorted into the various categories by librarians. Here are mountains of books eagerly awaiting their new owners!

We trust you found books that suited your needs and interests. The many happy faces seem to suggest so! The books were priced from $1 onwards, snapped up like hotcakes, and even sold by the boxes!

Herman Felani b Md Yunos
Central Library