We’re a local book club that maintains a community library and promotes reading by holding readings and other literary events. We took a table at a local community fair to raise awareness of our organization and also to sell used books that had either been donated by members or had been weeded out of the collection.
We had music and posters to catch people’s attention as they walked by, but our main draw was our giveaway – origami rockets (we were working with a science fiction theme.) These were super-cheap to make since we used plain old 8 1/2 x 11 office paper from the recycling bin and had our artistic members decorate them.
Selling paperbacks for 25 cents each we raised $78 over the course of about 5 hours.