PBCTP’s Read & Share Program Launched
I want to thank Esther Ansell for suggesting and implementing the Read & Share Program, an ongoing used book sale for the Palm Beach County Tea Party. This program gives our members a means to share books inexpensively while providing some needed proceeds to our new organization.
Launching the Read & Share Program at the Labor Day BBQ in Palm Beach Gardens, Esther set up a table with a display of several gently-used books donated by our members. She sold the hardback books and large paperback books for $5 and the average size paperbacks for $2. Esther encouraged our “buyers” to return the books after they have read them for “resale” at a future meeting.
I want to extend a warm thank you to our initial book donors: Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hunter, Ms. Beth Russell, Mr. & Mrs. John Brooks, and Ms. Esther Ansell.
The Read & Share Program brokers any gently-used book in one of these categories: History, Economics, Government, Political Theory, Biography, and Historical Novels. The books must also be focused on one or more of our three tea party tenets of Fiscal Responsibility, Constitutionally Limited Government and Free Markets.
The success of the sale table at the BBQ has encouraged Esther to propose that each chapter consider using this program as a method for fundraising. If you are interested in facilitating the Read & Share Program in the Boca Raton or Wellington Chapters, please call the Hotline.
If you come to the Jupiter/PBG meetings and have books to donate, please call the Palm Beach County Tea Party Hotline at (561) 444-8086 and the operator will route you to Esther.