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In-Person Donation Hours

Books to Benefit is open to accept in-person donations on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. –  2 p.m. If you wish to donate books at another time, please use local area drop boxes. For questions, phone (309) 531-8320. Thank you!

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  • CLOSED

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    2018-07-04

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    Books to Benefit will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in celebration of Independence Day.  You may donate books at one of our three convenient drop box locations during this time. To drop off large donations, contact (309) 531-8320 to schedule a drop-off appointment.

     

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  • In-Person Donations

    10:00-14:00
    2018-07-07

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    We are open at the sale location, 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 Normal to accept in-person donations. Receipts are available for tax deductible donations.

  • Authors’ Workshop Session 2: How do I plot my story?

    Authors’ Workshop Session 2: How do I plot my story?

    14:00-15:00
    2018-07-07

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    You’ve got a great idea for your story. Now what? This session, taught by local published author Andy Zach, teaches you how to build your plot from a great beginning to a satisfying conclusion, building suspense along the way. Practice what you learn with the guidance of a successful fantasy author.

    Preregistration is required, and space is limited! Each session is $15 prepaid in advance. Preregistration deadline is one week prior to each course date.

    After the workshop, the instructor will be on hand to answer questions, sell and autograph his works. Register today. Sign up for all 4 sessions and receive a discounted price.

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  • In-Person Donations

    10:00-14:00
    2018-07-11

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    We are open at the sale location, 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 Normal to accept in-person donations. Receipts are available for tax deductible donations.

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  • In-Person Donations

    10:00-14:00
    2018-07-14

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    We are open at the sale location, 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 Normal to accept in-person donations. Receipts are available for tax deductible donations.

  • Authors’ Workshop Session 3: What are my publishing options?

    Authors’ Workshop Session 3: What are my publishing options?

    14:00-15:00
    2018-07-14

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    So you think you’re ready to publish your work? This session, taught by local published author Krystle Able, is for authors with a completed manuscript or those who are nearly finished. We’ll briefly cover the final steps in the writing process, explore the importance of beta readers, discuss the need for different types of editors and follow up with format and design considerations.The majority of the session will cover the three different types of publishing – traditional, small press and self-publishing – to help the writer decide which is the best option for him/her.

    The final piece of the session focuses on how to write a successful query letter for writers who are interested in traditional publishing and how to write proposals for small press and anthology/magazine publishing.

    Preregistration is required, and space is limited! Each session is $15 prepaid in advance. Preregistration deadline is one week prior to each course date.

    After the workshop, the instructor will be on hand to answer questions, sell and autograph her works. Register today. Sign up for all 4 sessions and receive a discounted price.

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  • In-Person Donations

    10:00-14:00
    2018-07-18

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    We are open at the sale location, 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 Normal to accept in-person donations. Receipts are available for tax deductible donations.

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  • In-Person Donations

    10:00-14:00
    2018-07-21

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    We are open at the sale location, 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 Normal to accept in-person donations. Receipts are available for tax deductible donations.

  • Authors’ Workshop Session 4: Truth is stranger than fictional research!

    Authors’ Workshop Session 4: Truth is stranger than fictional research!

    14:00-15:00
    2018-07-21

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    What author wouldn’t want to add depth to his/her work with real true facts? This course, taught by local published author Sylvia Shults, will focus on research and writing methods for the nonfiction writer, but fiction writers will find it helpful as well. Sylvia Shults started her writing life as an author of both horror and romance fiction, but discovered a passion for “just the facts” when she was asked to write a collection of true ghost stories. Since then, she has published five books of nonfiction and is currently researching two more. Join her to learn how to gather nonfiction material — and what to do with it once you’ve got it!

    Preregistration is required, and space is limited! Each session is $15 prepaid in advance. Preregistration deadline is one week prior to each course date.

    After the workshop, the instructor will be on hand to answer questions, sell and autograph her works. Register today. Sign up for all 4 sessions and receive a discounted price.

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  • In-Person Donations

    10:00-14:00
    2018-07-25

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    We are open at the sale location, 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 Normal to accept in-person donations. Receipts are available for tax deductible donations.

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  • In-Person Donations

    10:00-14:00
    2018-07-28

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    360 Wylie Drive, Bloomington, IL, United States

    We are open at the sale location, 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 Normal to accept in-person donations. Receipts are available for tax deductible donations.

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