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Book sale benefits cancer research
Suzie Qs support group raises funds for breast cancer awareness
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Martha Kitchings, left, Toby Mahan and David Floyd shop for summer reading material Saturday at the second annual Books for Boobies used-book sale. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward breast cancer research. - photo by Denise Etheridge

The historic Mills House was transformed into an old-fashioned bookstore Saturday, each room devoted to a particular literary genre. There were romances perfect for relaxing at the beach and poolside, mysteries suited for plane trips, science fiction and fantasy for evening reads as well as how-to manuals, glossy textbooks, children’s literature and DVDs.

Avid readers casually browsed the book-laden tables, taking in the scent of paper and ink. Paperbacks sold for $1, hardbacks were $2 and of course, donations gratefully were accepted.

This library-quiet fundraiser, the second annual Books for Boobies used-book sale, was hosted by the Suzie Q’s, a local breast cancer support group. Funds generated from the book sale will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Coastal Georgia Affiliate to help find a cure for breast cancer, according to Suzie Q’s founder Deidre Howell.

"Last year we raised $1,000," Howell said. "This year our goal was $1,100, but we didn’t get as many book donations."

Howell said the Suzie Q’s are planning another fundraiser for late July — a Cougar Car Wash. Details will be publicized soon.

The Suzie Q’s participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure each year in Savannah.

For more information, call Howell at 876-2173, ext. 206, or email

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