Online book store opening Athens' warehouse for charity sale [Athens Banner-Herald, Ga.]
(Athens Banner-Herald (GA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Jan. 24--Athens-based online retailer CheckItBooks opened its warehouse to the public Thursday for a weekend sale featuring more than 100,000 books with the proceeds benefitting two charitable causes.
The proceeds benefit local nonprofit Books for Keeps and the family of Tripp Halstead, the 2-year-old recovering from a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a tree limb in October.
New and gently-used books will be available for people of all ages through Monday.
The sale is being held at the CheckItBooks warehouse located at 770 Danielsville Road. The entry fee is $5 to browse more than 100,000 books. Book prices range from 25 cents to $3. Educators with a valid work ID will receive a free bag of books.
Hours for the sale are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday, closed Sunday, and 4-7 p.m. Monday.
Books for Keeps is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 in Athens that gives books to local students to take home during the summer. The organization currently serves more than 3,000 children in Clarke County by providing each child with 12 books.
For more information about Books for Keeps, visit www.BooksforKeeps.org.
Tripp Halstead was critically injured on Oct. 29 when a tree branch struck him in the head as he was playing outside his Winder day care facility. Tripp was recently moved from intensive care to a rehabilitation center.
For updates on Tripp Halstead's recovery and his family, visit www.facebook.com/TrippHalsteadUpdates.
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