At 8 a.m. on Nov. 4, readers of every stripe will find something appealing in Danner Hall at the Fall 2015 Book Swap, hosted by the Delta College Writers’ Guild.
“The thing that astounded me the first time I went was just the diversity of the material that we get. I guess I had a preconceived notion of what it would be,” said Sarah Antinora, English professor and guild adviser.
The selection ranges from recently outdated textbooks to vintage magazines, from romance novels to old maps and records.
Some of the books are ones that didn’t sell at the library book sale, but many are donated by people who are moving away, or by defunct bookstores.
“The earlier the people can get there, the better, because that is when you really might see that nugget of wonder,” said Antinora.
Writers’ Guild students will be in Danner Hall on Wednesday after 2 p.m. to accept book donations, and assist people who have more books to give than they can carry alone.
Donations are accepted year-round until the morning of the event, so it’s not too late to clear out your own collection.
Those with large donations or limited mobility can contact Antinora by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule assistance.
Volunteers to help with the heavy lifting, chaperoning, setting up and tearing down are also welcome to contact her.
For students who have clubs or classes that require community service hours, Antinora will certify hours.
The SJDC Writers’ Guild is also seeking submissions for the spring issue of Artifact Nouveau. Visual artists are encouraged to submit images for this nationally read magazine.