Berks Book Bonanza will be returning to the Berkshire Mall for 2020. The annual used book sale will be held Thursday through Sunday, July 9-12, 2020 in the former Gap and Gap Kids stores of the Berkshire Mall.

Collections of gently-used books and materials will begin Monday, February 10 at the entrance next to Firehouse Subs. People wishing to donate materials for Book Bonanza can stop by Monday and Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m–12:00 noon. Wednesday evening collections will begin March 11 and will run from 5:00–7:00 p.m.

Volunteers will assist donors with unloading vehicles during these times. Donations will be accepted up through June 24. A complete list of acceptable donations can be found on the Berks Book Bonanza website, www.berksbookbonanza.org.

After the sale’s conclusion in 2019, the Berks County fundraiser was without a home to collect and sort donations. Officials from the Berkshire Mall once again extended a helping hand to Book Bonanza for 2020. Joseph Nosti and Kala Gorman, mall management, offered the same store locations from 2019. It was the extra space in the former Gap and Gap Kids stores that helped the sale raise nearly $68,000 last year.

For 2020, Book Bonanza will again offer the popular Thursday pre-sale opener for early bird shoppers. The holding area will be available Thursday for bulk shoppers to store items while they browse the sale, and enthusiasts can look through unique and hard-to-find local treasures in the collectibles area on all fours days. As anticipated, the sale will be also offer a wide range of books, DVD’s, CD’s, games, and puzzles.

The 2020 Berks Book Bonanza sale will occur on the following dates:

  • Thursday, July 9 from 1:00 p.m.—4 p.m. ($10 Early Bird Presale)
  • Friday, July 10 from 10:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. ($5 bag of books sale)