The RISD Council of PTAs Used Book Fair will be held Feb. 15-18

Richardson ISD schools are collecting books for the 34th Annual Used Book Fair hosted by RISD’s Council of PTAs, an event which proves some readers still enjoy feeling the binding, smelling the paper and turning the pages of a real book.

One wouldn’t think books sold for just a dollar or two each could raise thousands, but the citizens of RISD are a reading bunch, and each year thousands are indeed raised for scholarships for RISD students and teachers to further their education.

In addition to all manner of books, you may donate (or buy) CDs, DVDs and computer games, including Xbox, Nintendo and PlayStation. They won’t accept library discards, VHS tapes, magazines or torn items. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Most RISD feeder schools have a collection box to receive donated books near their front door.

The Fair will be held Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 15-17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 at the RISD Professional Development Center, 701 W. Beltline, southwest corner of Beltline and Floyd.