Used books benefit local charities
A dollar book sale to raise money for local charities will continue at the Carbondale Farmer's Market.
Used bookstore Confluence Books recently donated more than 600 dollars to the Center for Empowerment and Justice Owner Sarah Heyer said she began the Buck-a-Book sales to help get more books into the reading public, instead of having to send them to recycling or the landfill.
"Some of the books are not sellable at the bookstore because of condition or rarity or because we just have too many of them. Some of them are in very good shape, we just have too many of them. So the idea was to sell them at the farmer's market and give the money to a charity," she said.
Heyer says the next recipient will be Carbondale United and the organization's effort to help residents of the Georgetown apartments find new housing. Previous charities have included Keep Carbondale Beautiful, United Way, a GED scholarship fund, the Carbondale Warming Center.