Bookstall Makes Bank

For the 17th year, the St. Wendel Lions Club set up shop at the St. Wendel Easter market. Similar to previous years, they had approximately 7,000 books to sell. These ranged from nonfiction, to cookbooks, to literature for children, to travel books, and included specialist publications on themes like medicine, esoterism, philosophy, and global and local history.


The St. Wendel club uses the proceeds from the book sales to construct schools and medical centers in India, mainly in the south Indian town of Jogiped in the state of Telangana.

The club, together with the Caritas association of the Schaumberg-Blies region, has also been assisting children in need and their families in the county of St. Wendel for a few years now.

The 30 members of the Lions club have been able to raise more than 60,000 euros (US$67,993) in their years of selling books at the Easter market, which is popular well beyond the region, and the funds have all been used to give back to their community or abroad.