TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An annual charity second hand book sale is currently happening at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, attracting a great crowd of bookworms.
The charity sale takes place at the lobby of NCKU Library, from 10am to 5pm.
This year, 308 people donate 9,100 used books in total, according to Director of NCKU Library Prof. Ruey-Jen Yang.
Prof. Gui-Fang Bai from the Department of Physics personally donates nearly 1,900 books.
All the revenues will be donated to Southern Tainan Fund for Children and Family.
Prof. Yang said that the charity sale allows people to buy books and gain knowledge at a lower cost; at the same time gather money for charities.
The director of the Southern Tainan Fund for Children and Family, Ms. Shu Hui Liu, thanks NCKU Library for donating the all the revenues and appreciates everyone’s join to make the event possible.
The charity sale was usually held at 10am but the library postpones the time to noon break which is much more convenient for students.
“It is an event worthwhile to attend. I can buy class materials as well as books I am interested here at a very low price. And all the revenues will donate to people in need. I will come every year.” A sophomore student Kou said.
Most of the donated books on sales are languages and literatures, but sciences and social sciences are included also. Books are priced from 10 dollars to 400 dollars.
The charity sale runs from Monday, September 29 through Friday, October 3.
It has collected four hundred thousand used books from over two thousand people since 2004.
Amounting to 1.3 million revenues are contributed to non-profitable organizations such as Genesis Social Welfare Foundation and St. Raphael Opportunity Center.