News from English Book Sale


We did it again!

Thanks to your generous support our Annual Autumn Sale this year raised a total of 7,820.80 euros,

thus topping the record figure we reached in 2012. The entire proceeds will as usual be channelled directly to sponsor welfare projects in IIembula, Tanzania; these include providing ongoing support for Aids orphans, enabling needy young people to attend school or pursue vocational training, improving living conditions by funding low-fuel clay ovens and biogas and solar installations and enabling locals to acquire the technical expertise they need to install and run these.

We would like to thank all of you who contributed so generously to this cause

  • by donating books and DVDs – the response was overwhelming this year, so much so that we will again be  holding a clearance sale in spring to clear the decks for next year’s autumn sale
  • by coming along to the sale and purchasing books and DVDs
  • by donating sought-after articles such as cellphones and chargers, mechanical typewriters, sewing and knitting machines etc. (these are sent directly to Ilembula by container twice a year; for a full list of articles needed see www.


Please note these dates for 2014:

Clearance Sale

Sat.15th and Sun.16th March 10 am to 4 pm in the basement of the Bürgerhaus, Haar, Kirchenplatz 1 (held in conjunction with the sale run by Haar public library)

Annual Autumn Sale

Fri. 17th October 3 pm – 7 pm & Sat. 18th October 11 am to 3 pm at the community centre of the Lutheran Jesuskirche in Haar

We will send you further details about these sales nearer the time.

We hope that you enjoyed coming to the sale and are having a pleasant time reading or viewing your purchases in this stay-at-home weather. As valued friends of the English Book Sale, your feedback is really important to us and we are always keen to receive your comments or suggestions about how you think we could improve the sale.

Contact information: email at

or call Gerlinde Rückert on 089 463 198 or Regina Schwarz on 0160/9792-9329.

We also have a Facebook group: Munich English Book Sale.

The Haar Book Sale Team