Unionville used book sale on tap for this weekend

Local author J.E. Byrne to sign copies of suspense novel, Hollow Land


Folks travel from miles around to attend the Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale, which takes place this weekend, Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28.

EAST MARLBOROUGH —One of the largest sales of its kind in the northeast is set to return to the Unionville High School gymnasium on Friday evening, February 27, when the doors open to the annual Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale.

The Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale attracts readers from throughout the region and offers nearly 60,000 titles in dozens of genres, including best sellers, classics, children’s books, and many others.  Books for the sale were donated by local residents over the last several weeks.  Other items such as CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, computer software, and video games will also be available.  Most titles in the sale are priced from 25 cents to $2. 

Volunteers have been busy sorting and pricing the donated items in preparation for the sale, which runs from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, and 9:00 a.m-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 28.  A special $8 per bag sale follows the sale on Saturday from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Unionville High School is located at 750 Unionville Road in Kennett Square.  Refreshments and food will be available during the sale.  Snow dates for the sale are Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7.

As a special feature of the 2015 sale, local author and Unionville High School English teacher J.E. Byrne will sign copies of her suspense novel, Hollow Land (CreateSpace  Independent Publishing Platform, 2014, Paperback/Kindle).  The book is the second of three books in the acclaimed post-apocalyptic Dead Land Series, which offers readers gut-wrenching suspense, unimaginable danger, moving romance, and heartbreaking betrayal.  Like its predecessor, Hollow Land boasts a five-star reader rating on amazon.com.  Ms. Byrne is currently working on the final installment in the trilogy, Promise Land.  Signing times are Friday, February 27, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale is led by co-chairs Julie Bernstein and Cindy Hineman.  It is one of the PTO’s largest fundraisers every year.  Over the past seven years the sale has raised more than $230,000 to help fund various projects and programs at Unionville High School.  Information is available at www.uhsbooksale.org.

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