January 18, 2013
Book swap to be hosted by Marquette University’s English alumni organization
Book swap promotes love of reading and community involvement through book donations
MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s English alumni organization, Friends and Alumni of Marquette English (FAME), will host a book swap Sunday, Jan. 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The free, family-friendly event will be held on the second floor of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., on Marquette’s campus.
Participants are asked to bring gently used books to the swap, which will be sorted into categories by organizers. Participants may then browse through donated books, taking home up to half as many as they donated. All leftover books will go to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission and other local charities.
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will be on hand with cutting-edge equipment to create literary-themed products. Addition ally, beautifully handcrafted bookmarks will be available for personalization.
“For many of us, Marquette University has fostered a life-long connection to literature, and it is the perfect gathering place to share stories, ideas and books,” said Grace Urbanski, FAME chairperson.
Individuals who would like to donate books or cannot attend the event can drop books off at a donation barrel in the lobby of Raynor Memorial Library, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave. For more information about the book swap or FAME, please contact the Marquette University Department of English at (414) 288-7179.