Donate Books for Inner Sunset Book Blast!

A message from Barbara Oleksiw, who stages wonderful free volunteer-driven events in her house on the corner of Irving and 6th… she’s collecting books for her annual Book Blast. If you have old books that need a new home… drop them off!


BooksWe’re now collecting for the Inner Sunset Third Usually-Annual Book Blast.
This year, the event will be a full weekend, Saturday/Sunday, April 27 & 28
at the NW corner of Irving & Sixth; Noon until exhaustion.

Feel free to drop books NOW at 1297 Sixth Ave. in our sheltered doorway, in bags/boxes, not too heavy to make my eyes pop out. If necessary, we can pick up your donations, just call. We’d love kids’ books, fiction, dictionaries, books, psychology, science, cookbooks, travel, maps, books, videos, biographies, books, CDs, DVDs, books, paperbacks, history, and books!

**please note: we canNOT accept text books, encyclopedias or magazines, unfortunately.**
This is not a charity event, or a swap and no money will be exchanged…
It is our neighborhood’s effort to recycle books.
Leftover books will be donated to the SF Public Library for their annual fundraiser.

Volunteers *very* welcome (err…needed!) Pls call Barbara:

Donate old books to the Book Blast! (San Francisco, Inner Sunset)

I got this note from Barbara Oleksiw, who organizes wonderful events in her home at 6th and Irving, just down the hill from Forest Knolls. She’s organizing another “book blast” – she collects and organizes donated books, and then has an event where anyone can pick up free books. (She previously had one in 2010.)

Right now, she’s collecting books from anyone who has books to spare.

We are now collecting for the SECOND Inner Sunset FREE Book Blast to be held Saturday, June 2nd, 10a – 4p at the NW corner of Sixth & Irving.

Have you any hardbacks, paperbacks, travel, fiction, history, psychology, children’s literature or cookbooks, that you’d like to give away? Feel free to drop them off—in boxes or bags, please! — at the entrance of 1297 6th Avenue, or call us for a FREE pick-up.

We will accept all types of books…EXCEPT encyclopedias, text books and magazines, unfortunately. We *will* accept CDs, DVDs, and maps.

Then, mark Saturday, June Second, for the day to refill your shelves!

Barbara Oleksiw 415/

Book lovers! April 10th

I was sent this notice about a BOOK BLAST planned for Saturday, April 10th. It’s right down the hill from us, in the yard of a lovely house at 6th and Irving.

Barbara and her husband have been collecting book donations for the last few weeks. (They still are, until March end. You can drop off books in good condition at 1297 6th Avenue, inside their sheltered doorway by the red door – that would be behind the big tree and car in the picture below. They’re no longer offering pick-ups, though, they’re too busy sorting books!)

On April 10th, they’re having a Book Blast in their yard – like a block party from Noon to 5pm, featuring FREE books, sunshine & music. [We’re hoping the sunshine thing works! But there’ll be books!]

Here’s the note she sent us:

“Please bring plenty of *strong* paper/plastic bags or boxes for your newly found treasures. All items at this first-ever Inner Sunset FREE event will be FREE to all. You are welcome to take away any books, magazines, or books-on-tape that you find.

“To answer everyone’s question, this is NOT a charity event. This is NOT a swap. There are NOT funds to be raised by this. NO money will be exchanged…It is our neighborhood’s effort to recycle books. It is simply books FROM those who donate, TO those who wish to take them. It is a *completely* free event, supported by volunteers with our particular Inner Sunset community spirit.

“We are offering kids’ books, encyclopedias, magazines, travel books, paperbacks, cookbooks, books-on-tape, coffee-table books, puzzle books, dictionaries, foreign-language and maps.

“Leftover books will be donated to the SF Public Library for their annual fundraiser.”