6th Annual Benefit Book Sale for Daniel McGowan
Sunday, September 18th, 2011, 11am to 7pm,
Bedford Avenue at North 6th Street in Brooklyn
This just in from Family & Friends of Daniel and Book Thug Nation:
Friends and supporters,
We are writing to announce our 6th Annual Benefit Book Sale for Daniel McGowan. We’ve had great success and good times with these book sales in the past and this year will be no different.
Why a fundraiser now? While you may not realize it, life in prison can actually be really expensive. From making overpriced phone calls and e-mail access, to having to buy basic necessities from the commissary at prices many times that of retail, Daniel’s living costs have add up. For that reason, even if you can’t make it to the book sale, please consider donating to Daniel today. Without donations from friends and supporters, Daniel would be unable to buy the minimal goods that provide a small amount of comfort while he is imprisoned. Not to mention the staggering amount of money he still owes for the legal representation during his trial.
On Sunday, September 18th, Book Thug Nation and Family & Friends of Daniel McGowan will be having an all-day book sale to raise money for Daniel’s legal defense and commissary fund. The sale will be held at the Book Thug Nation book tables on Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Along with great books at inexpensive prices, there will be music, a table with Daniel t-shirts, merchandise and literature and maybe even some free food!
To make the sale happen we NEED your book donations– preferably ahead of time. Please see the list of guidelines below for what to donate. The best way to donate is to bring your books to the Book Thug Nation storefront at 100 North 3rd Street (between Berry and Wythe Streets) from 12-9pm any day before the sale. Please be sure to tell whoever is working that the books are specifically for the Daniel McGowan Benefit Sale. You can also bring books to North 6th Street and Bedford Avenue the morning of September18th or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make specific arrangements for donating.
BOOKS WE WANT:
-Contemporary and Classic Literary Fiction (e.g. Murakami, Nabokov, Plath, Safran Foer, Hemingway, Didion, Poe, Bolano, et cetera)
-Non Fiction on topics such as:
-Dictionaries and Thesauruses (these books will be donated directly to NYC Books Through Bars)
Books we DON’T want:
-Pulp fiction (a.k.a drug store paperbacks, best-sellers, e.g. Danielle Steele, Michael Crichton, Anne Rice, Tom Clancy, et cetera)
Books that aren’t sold on the day of the sale will be held for future benefits or donated to NYC Books Through Bars.
Thanks for your continued support of Daniel!