7-13 Wharton Assn. Book Sale Co-chairs Ted and Martha McKnight with volunteer Goldie Schneider at center.jpg

Book Sale Co-chairs Ted and Martha McKnight on either side of volunteer Goldie Schneider as preparations are underway for the July 13 sale.

There are thousands of titles to choose from at this year’s annual book sale on the Uplands Village campus. The book sale, a benefit of the May Cravath Wharton Association, is being held Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m.-noon in the “Blue Barn” on the corner of Main St. and W. Lake Road, just behind the new Uplands Wellness Center in Pleasant Hill. Everyone is urged to come early in the day for the best selection. 

Book sale categories include: a wide selection of fiction, mystery, romance, biography, art, architecture, hobbies and how-to, travel, reference, cookery, diet and nutrition, health, science, history, politics and current events, gardening, nature, wildlife, environment, technology and computers, sports, Tennessee lore, psychology, philosophy, religion and spirituality, hymnals and Bible study. A huge assortment of children’s books is also included. 

“This year we have a great selection of excellent books for children of all ages,” says book sale volunteer Goldie Schneider. 

“Miss Goldie,” as she is affectionately called by all the kids, has been a volunteer mentor at the Pleasant Hill Elementary School for 26 years and is passionate about the value of reading.

Most books are just $1 or less. Special books, including book sets, hot-off-the-press titles and collectors’ books, are set aside and priced slightly higher. All proceeds from the sale benefit the mission of the Wharton Association, which strives to uphold the legacy of May Cravath Wharton, “Doctor Woman of the Cumberlands” and founder of the Cumberland Medical Center.

Through the association’s sales each year they are able to grant scholarships to area residents, assist with specific needs in the wider community, and provide special events and supplemental equipment at the assisted living, memory care and long-term care centers at Uplands Village, a not-for-profit life plan community in Pleasant Hill.