‘Rethink Ink’ book sale set for Feb. 7 at Biltmore Lake clubhouse, will benefit POP Project


Press release here:

Join the POP Project for its “Rethink Ink” Book Sale on Saturday, February 7, 2014, at the Biltmore Lake Clubhouse, 80 Lake Drive, Candler. The event is from 1:00 until 4:00 pm. The public is invited to pick and purchase from hundreds of books of all genres and age groups.

All proceeds go to support the POP Project’s mission.

“For many of us, paper and ink books never went out of style,” says POP Project Executive Director Jim MacKenzie. “E-readers are all the rage. They’re convenient and can hold hundreds of books. But we still believe in good old paper and ink books; the ones that sit on your shelf or coffee table and you can loan to your friends.”

The nonprofit invites everyone to visit the “Rethink Ink” event, browse the many selections, and help a local nonprofit by taking home a few books. All genres and reading levels will be available, from children’s books and early readers to adult fiction, nonfiction, history, and travel books. Books will be available for $1 and up.

The POP Project is a local, volunteer-led nonprofit. Proceeds from the “Rethink Ink” Book Sale Fundraiser will go directly to supporting the organization’s infrastructure and capacity to donate books across new areas of Western North Carolina and beyond. Additional donations will be welcome at the event.

The POP (Pages Opening People) Project is an Asheville-based 501(c)3 nonprofit working to spread the power and possibilities of literacy through a greater access to books.

POP recognizes the strong correlations between literacy levels, educational and professional success, and susceptibility to entering the corrections system. POP works with other literacy and advocacy agents in Western North Carolina to improve every community member’s access to books, and ultimately their ability to succeed.

Additional information about the POP Project and the “Rethink Ink” Book Sale Fundraiser can be found on their blog (popbooks.wordpress.com/) and Facebook page (facebook.com/popproject).