Sunday, November 13, 2011

Book & Bake Sale

I spent this weekend at Rockhurst helping prepare for the English Club’s annual Book & Bake Sale:

Nov. 14-18 (Mon-Fri), 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Rockhurst University
Massman Hall
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

My friends and I sorted and hauled the books—and I have to tell you, you WANT to get down here this week. We have an awesome selection this year—not just books, but CDs, DVDs, and some records as well. In addition to the regular book sale, we plan on holding a silent on auction for some special items that we got in, like a Bob Dylan biography that comes with a CD and memorabilia. We also got a 75-year NFL anniversary book, some beautiful coffee table books, a few boxed sets, and a great selection of children’s books.

In addition to the usual donations we get from faculty, students, and the community, we got a donation from Andrews McMeel Publishing, courtesy of Mr. Lee Salem. They donated 28 boxes of very fine books that are like new—including a variety of popular titles in fiction and nonfiction, hardbound and paperbacks.

And, to sweeten the deal, there will be confection. Lots and lots of confection. Students and faculty are providing baked goods every day. For those of you who’ve never had Patrick’s or my baked goods—you need to come down, because we'll be contributing cinnamon rolls and giant chocolate chip cookies.

The proceeds from the sale will help fund the International English Honor Society activities, such as our upcoming trip to the annual convention, which will be in New Orleans this year. Five students, including myself, have submitted papers for panel consideration. The English Honor Society and English Club are committed to promoting literacy.

What we don’t sell at the end of the week will be donated to Better World Books, a fantastic organization that is dedicated not only to literacy, but saving books from landfills, creating jobs, and providing books to millions of people worldwide.

So. This Book & Bake Sale helps all kinds of good causes. Come be a part of it. You get to enjoy our pretty campus. Have a pastry. Read a book.

You’ll be glad you did.


  1. I like books AND baked goods, i plan to make a stop by :)

  2. Yay! Trust me, you'll find some great reads.