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BoOKs BOoKS BOOKS for SALE!

Wendy . Blog Shakespeare slept here! Published 19 November 2010

Clean out your book shelves! Share your interests with others! Practice your English! Encourage reading! Donate to charity! What a good combination!

UEM LAB's 11th BOOK EXCHANGE & SALE was a great success because many people helped make it so. If you are one of those people, THANK YOU.

What better place for a USED Book Sale than at a university. Everyone likes to read, to get away from the computer for a while and drift. Within seconds you're swept into another world, another season, a different culture. Do you like thrillers? What about scientific discoveries, historical romances or archeological digs?

And your children or siblings? Wouldn't you like to encourage them to read, for enjoyment? For enjoyment? What a concept!

Do you read in different languages? Are you an international student here in Spain or do you plan to go abroad? Are you still mono-lingual? Not in the Europe of the 21st century, I hope! We sold books in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese. And there were a few in other languages also. Russian? Dutch? Arabic?

This is an international university with hundreds of foreign students, exchange students, visiting professors. And foreign languages are becoming more and MORE important. Now you hear conversations in a variety of languages and accents all over campus.

This 2 day event was a big success: 578 books changed hands! The price was right--only 1 Euro per book. Everyone could afford to buy a book or two. There were a lot of hardbacks and paperbacks that looked like new and could easily become Christmas presents or birthday presents in the not too distant future.

And a big THANK YOU to all our past contributors. This event would not be the success that it is, year after year, without you.

Future contributors? We're always looking for used books. Let me know if you have any you'd like to contribute. The UEM LAB's 12th BOOK EXCHANGE & SALE will be held in March or April. Stay turned.

Help us encourage reading!

BRING 1 and TAKE 1 or BUY 1 for 1 Euro!

Every year all proceeds from our USED BOOK SALES go to an NGO. This academic year we are supporting AMIGOS DE LOS MAYORES, a member of the international federation "Les Petit Fréres des Pauvres"/ Friends of the Elderly. Help us help them.

Wendy

Vocabulary:

clean out: desalojar/ limpiar al fondo
shelves: estanterías (shelf-shelves)
share: compartir
encourage: animar
charity: caridad
sale: venta
great success: éxito
get away from: escapar/alejarse de
for a while: durante un rato
drift: desconectar,flotar, vagar sin rumbo
swept into: sumergido en /llevado a (sweep-swept: barrer)
digs: excavaciones
siblings: hermanos (brothers & sisters)
go abroad: ir al extranjero
century: siglo
foreign: extranjero
are becoming: se están convirtiendo en
afford to: permitirse
hardback: de pasta dura
paperback: de bolsillo
presents: regalos
stay tuned: estate al tanto
proceeds: beneficios
supporting: apoyando a

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Comments (1)
Anónimo (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy !! Nice to hear from you. Of course i am missing UEMLab too! and yes, you are right, this is a strange period for me, and this is the reason why i have morriña: Uno no sabe lo que tiene hasta que lo pierde! But you know I am trying to enjoy my free time in Denmark, and it´s nice, because i have enough time to go to the gym and other thinks (studying? maybe :D). I see some things never change. I hope you sell a lot of books this year! Because you do it for a good reasons, and the work of selling books worths it.

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