What’s Handshake 2.0’s Favorite Book?

Proceeds from the YMCA Book Fair Preview Party benefit the YMCA Pottery Studio You're invited to find out at the Private Preview Party for the 7th Annual YMCA Book Fair

We've quoted this book several times on Handshake 2.0.  If you would like to take a guess, update your Twitter account in this format:  "@handshake20 I think your favorite book is ___________."  The first person to tweet the correct book title will win a free Warm Handshake.  We'll tweet the name of the winner from the Preview Party. 

All proceeds from the Private Preview Party support the Pottery Studio at the Y.  Handshake 2.0 is helping to raise funds for the Pottery Studio.  Proceeds from the Book Fair support the Y's Outreach Programs.

Some stats about the YMCA at Virginia Tech's Annual Book Fair:

  • The Y advertises 10,000 volumes for sale at the Book Fair, but the number is closer to 15,000.
  • Over 100 volunteers carry, arrange, and organize the books into 32 categories.
  • The Book Fair features not only books, but LPs and sheet music as well.
  • Per volume book prices range from $.50 to $500.
  • The average book price is $3.50.
  • 80% of the books are hardback.
  • Over the course of the 3-day event, 1500 people buy approximately 10,000 books. That's an average of 7 books per person.
  • When the Fair opens on Friday night, 100+ people are already in line.

You're invited to avoid the rush, purchase at your leisure, and meet local authors at the Private Preview Party!  Admission is limited to 75 guests!

Private Preview Party
7th Annual Book Fair
YMCA at Virginia Tech
Thursday, September 30, 2010
6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

At the Private Preview Party, enjoy wine and cheese with special guests – local writers and authors – wear a name tag sporting the title of your favorite book, glimpse the Y's future Pottery Studio, and enjoy first selection and purchase at the Y's Annual Book Fair.

Tickets are $25 per person.  YMCA Sustaining Members are admitted free.  Admission is limited to 75 guests.

Here's where to buy tickets for the Private Preview Party.

We hope to shake hands with you at the Preview Party!


YMCA at Virginia Tech
1000 North Main Street
Blacksburg, Virginia

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  1. Anne, I think this is going to be a very special event…and I look forward to seeing what your favorite book is!

  2. I am so looking forward to the Preview Party and agree that it will be very special.

    I look forward to sharing Handshake 2.0’s favorite book, too! We’re getting great contest entries and I’m retweeting them in our Twitter stream:


  3. The Private Preview Party for the Annual Y Book Fair will be a special time for book lovers to see the great selection and be the first to purchase books. Come socialize, enjoy some wine & cheese, meet local authors and have first choice of the books at the sale.

  4. I understand boxes are provided as well so patrons can shop not only early, but plentifully! 🙂

    See you there, Terri Lynn, and thanks for the comment!

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