UPDATE: We made $4968.15 !!! The odd amount is due to the fact that we put out jars for donations.
I just got home from one of the three used book sales my Friends of the Library group holds each year. This one was indoors and we were busy! More advertising paid off. Such a great group of volunteers and nice book loving buyers. I especially love watching the children pick out books and get lost in reading them while they wait for their parents.
We raised at least $4800! That was the culmination of lots of work as all books and media sold were donated, sorted to see what to keep and what to pass on in our used book triage system, priced, boxed, moved to storage, moved our of storage and set up on tables for the sale. The donated used book and media triage at my library is interesting. First the library can take what they can use for the collection. They have had huge budget cuts and we are sending more their way. Then we pull out what we think we can sell. Then the literacy and outreach coordinator pulls what can be used for literacy programs or sent to county health centers for children, to homeless shelters or prisons, etc. The remainder gets sold for pulp - mostly the filthy, water or insect damaged, mildewed or just plain obsolete books.
Lots of work but a good result.