GRH Auxiliary Will No Longer Hold Book Fair

A scene from the 2015 GRH Auxiliary Book Fair

After 32 years, the Greenville Regional Hospital Auxiliary’s book fair will no longer be held.

It was announced at Monday’s general membership meeting of the Auxiliary that the Book Fair Committee had recommended, and the auxiliary’s Executive Committee agreed, to end the annual summer book fair.

Boyd Vieregge, president of the organization the past four years, said the expenses associated with the book fair have increased every year. He said the auxiliary purchased several book cases to house the inventory of books at the Thrift Shop and that purchase amount was less than the cost of hosting the book fair last year.

Vieregge said books that would normally be sold at the book fair will be offered 365 days a year at the Auxiliary Thrift Shop. He noted that higher-quality books will no longer be kept back, but included in the Thrift Shop inventory. He said he believes the organization will see increased revenue as a result of the move.

The new shelves for the book section have arrived and in the near future the new book department will be created in the back of the Thrift Shop.