MCC annual book sale to benefit student scholarships

MESA, Arizona –- March 21, 2023 – Mesa Community College (MCC) hosts its annual book sale in celebration of School Library Month on April 10 - 21 at the MCC Library, Southern and Dobson Campus, 1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa.

Thousands of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and autographed books will be on sale. The majority of items are priced from $1-$2. Specialty items and book sets range from $3-$60. Specialty books include a 1938 first edition of “Westward High Low and Dry,” a 1964 book signed by native Arizonan and author Edith Stratton Kitt and various out-of-print books.

“This year, both campuses have done a tremendous job of gathering the collections so we have enough material for a two-week sale,” said Library Specialist Maria Salza. “Last year, we held a book sale for one week in April and raised nearly $2,000 for MCC’s general scholarship fund.”

Book sale hours are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.–8 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m –5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon–5 p.m. Only cash is accepted.

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Media contact: Julie Ruiz, or 480-461-7283.

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for university transfer, career and technical programs, civic engagement, service-learning and innovative approaches to education. On average MCC students provide 23,000 hours of community service annually. For more than 50 years, the college has served as a resource for education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to more than 25,400 students annually, MCC offers degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations through a combination of modalities. MCC is transforming how it champions student success through Guided Pathways with Integrated Support Services and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. MCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution with nearly 50% of its students being the first in their families to attend college. MCC has the largest indigenous student population of all the Maricopa Community Colleges; its American Indian Institute serves students from the 22 federally recognized Arizona tribes as well as out-of-state tribes. The diverse student body includes hundreds of international students from around the world. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to attain their goals. Located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, on the traditional territories of the O'odham, Piipaash and Yavapai Peoples, MCC is one of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District. Visit to learn more.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023