Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Buy Books! Do Good!

This weekend every bookstore in Charlotte, NC will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. That means chains, independents, new and used. If it's a bookstore, they're participating! 18 bookstores all together! Can you visit them all? Because of differing schedules, the first one starts tomorrow!

AUG. 4 - 6, 2010

• The Bookmark, 100 North Tryon Street, Charlotte (in Founder’s Hall)

AUG. 5 - 7, 2010

• Book Rack, 10110 Johnston Road, Charlotte

• Spandex City Comics, 3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd # 202, Charlotte

• Black Forest Books & Toys, 115 Cherokee, Charlotte

AUG. 6 - 8, 2010

• Barnes and Noble Booksellers (Locations: Birkdale - 8725 Townley Road, Huntersville; Arboretum - 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Pineville; Carolina Place Mall - 11025 Carolina Place Mall, Charlotte; South Park - 4020 Sharon Road, Charlotte)

• Bedford Falls Books, 4217 Park Road, Charlotte

• Books a Million (Locations: Cotswold - 330 S Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte; SteeleCreek - 14151 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte; Concord Mills - 8301 Concord Mills Blvd, Concord)

• Borders (Locations: Morrocroft Village - 3900 Colony Road, Charlotte; Northlake Mall - 6801 Northlake Mall Dr, Charlotte; Stonecrest - 7836 Rea Road, Charlotte)

• Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive Charlotte

• Main Street Books, 126 South Main Street Davidson

• Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road Charlotte
I will definitely be visiting multiple bookstores this weekend! I've got a partial list of my upcoming book club selections which I'll be buying, not to mention printing off my "Need to Buy" list from Goodreads. And I'll go to at least one used bookstore - you never know what you'll find there so that trip will be list-less. If you all know anyone in the Charlotte area of NC, could you let them know about this fundraiser? The libraries in Charlotte have had their books budget reduced by 58% in the last year. This budget year the county reduced the library budget by $11M, which meant 3 closed branches, drastically reduced hours, and half of all employees being laid off.

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