July 15, 2020

Bryn Mawr–Wellesley Book Sale Suspends Operations Due to COVID-19

To the Editor:

This week the board of the Bryn Mawr–Wellesley Book Sale made the difficult decision to suspend operations and will not accept book donations until further notice. 

The Sale was started 89 years ago to raise local college scholarships and has evolved into the oldest and largest sale on the East Coast, annually attracting hundreds of book dealers from as far away as Maine, Illinois, and Florida.

It operated through a World War, a Depression, and other major challenges, but met its match in COVID-19. If readers have books to donate and can keep them in a dry place until we are open again, we would cherish their contributions at a future date. 

Elizabeth Romanaux
Board Member, Sycamore Place