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Bookstock: Metro Detroit's Biggest & Best Used Book Sale Where Bargains Abound!

April 27 - May 4 - Laurel Park Place, Livonia

LIVONIA, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bookstock's back, offering incredible deals on used books and media Sunday, April 27Sunday, May 4 at Livonia's Laurel Park Place. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit's biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit.  Detroit News columnist Neal Rubin is Honorary Chair of Bookstock and Carol Goss, immediate past president and CEO of the Skillman Foundation, is the Bookstock 2014 Champion.

Bookstock's Pre-Sale will kick-off on Sunday, April 27 at 8:15 a.m. with a performance by the Larry Callahan and Selected of God Choir, made famous by the Chrysler Super Bowl XLV commercial. There is a $20 admission charge for the Pre-Sale only, which runs through 11a.m. and offers savvy shoppers and collectors first crack at Bookstock's treasure trove of bargains. Bookstock has over 100,000 donated used books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, magazines and records for sale, at bargain basement prices. The sale will continue through Sunday, May 4, running Sundays, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.  Gardner-White Furniture is the Bookstock 2014 Presenting Sponsor.

This year, Bookstock will feature five days of special sales:

  • Monday Madness – Monday, April 28 One lucky buyer will receive a $500 gift card and 750 shoppers will receive spectacular giveaways.
  • Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday, April 29 Bookstock is celebrating teachers by giving 50% off to all teachers with a valid ID, from 3 – 9 p.m.  At 5 p.m. Bookstock  B.E.S.T.* Awards, (Bookstock Extraordinary Student/School/Teacher) will be presented to fourth grade students from Detroit Public Schools who best describe how "My Favorite Book…and Why." Awards will be presented and cash prizes will be given to five students, their teachers and their schools.
  • Bookbuster Special Days – Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1 Buy 3 books and get the 4th book *free (*least expensive item), from 3 – 9 p.m. Spend $25 or more and be entered in a special drawing for a football signed by Detroit Lions Quarterback Matthew Staffrord or an exciting sports collectable.
  • Half Price Finale, Sunday, May 4 All remaining books and media will be sold for half price!

Marking 12 years of supporting the need to read, Bookstock has generated close to one million dollars for literacy and education projects throughout Oakland County and Detroit.  More than 800 volunteers work together throughout the year to organize and staff the weeklong Bookstock sale. Bookstock established the Bookstock Scholar Awards, in partnership with Wallside Windows and Gardner –White Furniture, given to outstanding students at Wayne State University's School of Library Science and Information Technology.  The Bookstock Fund, launched in 2012, provided 19 micro grants to Detroit Public School teachers for education and literacy projects. 

Bookstock is brought to the community by the Jewish Community Relations Council, and a consortium of communal non-profit organizations that support education and literacy projects throughout metro Detroit. For more information about Bookstock, call the Bookstock hotline (248) 645-7840, ext. 365 or visit bookstock.info.

Laurel Park Place is located on 6 Mile Road east of I-275 in Livonia.

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