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11/08/2013

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NEWS BRIEFS Goodwill will host Bookapalooza on Nov. 9. Photo by Leon Brooks via Wikimedia Commons BOOKAPALOOZA TO RETURN TO GOODWILL'S CENTERGATE BOOKSTORE Goodwill Manasota will host its annual Bookapalooza book sale and silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Centergate Bookstore, located at 5880 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, the organization has announced. might never find in a traditional bookstore," says Bob Rosinsky, CEO and president of Goodwill Manasota, in the release. "Valuable books, which might otherwise have been discarded or dumped in our landfills will be offered at a fantastic value, making this sale The sale will feature thousands of books, a win-win for both our customers and the including rare, out-of-print, fiction, children's, environment." travel, cookbooks, history and specialty "Goodwill has been steadfast in its commitbooks, all at 25 percent off regular Goodwill ment to recycling," priding itself on being prices, a news release notes. The event will be free and open to the public, "and this year's 86 percent waste-free in 2012, with a goal silent auction will feature a book signed by of being 100 percent waste-free by 2014, the Julie Andrews and a rare Florida history release continues. book," the release adds. "There will also be Proceeds from the book sale go to support special $1 books, a children's coloring contest Goodwill's mission of providing career serand a chance for customers to win Goodwill vices and job placement and training to gift certificates." members of the community with a focus on "This sale is a great opportunity for people those who have disabilities and other barriers to shop for rare and unique books that they to employment, the release notes.

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