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INK. to host first-ever Student Book Swap

Inspired by the annual Newberry Library Book Fair, leaders of INK.—the revitalized English department student literary organization—are hosting the first-ever Student Book Swap in Calvin Durand Hall this weekend.

“We wanted to create an event that felt fitting of the end of the semester,” said INK. President Adrian Perez ’20. “We realized, what do students have more of at the end of the semester than used books they don’t need any more?” 

To capitalize on that excess, Perez and INK. Vice President Crystal Hernandez ’20 set up a book exchange from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Calvin Durand Hall and put out the call last week for donations from faculty and staff.

While not expecting to reach the level of Newberry’s 120,000-plus books exchanged annually, Hernandez and Perez have their own goal in mind.

“We figured the book swap would be a lot of fun and a good time for students,” Perez said—and a good for faculty and staff to thin out their book collections.

All books are welcome for the Forester swap: literature ranging from fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, to art, history, and STEM. Professors interested in donating books can email Perez at pereza@mx.lakeforest.edu or Hernandez at hernandezcs@mx.lakeforest.edu

Books that are being given up for donation can be collected by the executive board at the location on campus proffered by the book donor. All books are welcome, and INK. greatly appreciates all donations.