Dubray & Aware launch Charity Auction on eBay
Born to Run: Signed, limited edition Bruce Springsteen book to be auctioned on eBay to raise funds for Aware.
Bookseller Dubray and Aware are collaborating to launch an online auction of the much sought-after deluxe signed autobiography Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen today, 4th November. The book, which is one of only 1500 copies worldwide, has a cover price of £350 but been changing hands online for up to $1899. All funds raised will go directly to Aware.
In Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen speaks frankly about his own depression.
“I couldn’t get out of bed,” he writes. “It was like all my notorious energy, something that had been mine to command for most of my life, had been cruelly stolen away. I was a walking husk”.
Maria Dickenson, MD of Dubray, said,
“We were delighted when Springsteen’s publisher Simon & Schuster offered us this much sought-after signed deluxe edition, and we were keen to ensure that it made it into the hands of a really dedicated fan.
Given how frankly The Boss writes about his struggles with depression, we felt that donating the book to raise funds for others in the same situation was the right thing to do. We expect the bidding to be fierce!”
Gerry O’Brien, Head of Fundraising and Business Development at Aware, said
‘We are very grateful to Dubray for donating this limited edition autobiography, which so eloquently details a very personal experience of what is can be like to live with depression; and importantly, how there is always hope. Aware works hard to connect with and support communities across Ireland, and the funds raised from this auction will allow us to reach more people with our free of charge support and educational services”
About the book:
For the ultimate Bruce Springsteen fan, the Born to Run Deluxe Limited Edition contains a signed and numbered copy of Springsteen’s autobiography, Born to Run, and a CD copy of Chapter and Verse, bound in a beautiful grey linen case with the book title and author name stamped on the front.
The Born to Run Deluxe Limited Edition pairs the author’s written words with his music. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to the pages the same honesty, humour, and originality found in his songs.
Dubray is an independent family-owned chain of eight bookstores, with shops in Dublin, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Galway. Staffed by nearly 100 trained booksellers, the chain is known for its passion for books and for its staff recommendations.
For more information visit www.dubraybooks.ie