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Music, writers bolster big book sale in Oak Bay

Sale runs March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s on Elgin Road
Seven area authors present their works and engage with browsers during a giant sale at Churchmouse Books on March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s on Elgin Road in Oak Bay. (Black Press Media file photo)

Live music and author meet-and-greets highlight the biggest book sale of the year for Churchmouse Books in Oak Bay.

Authors in attendance include Brett Border with his children’s book, Katie and Yoshi; Bill Edwards with his mystery thriller, Killer Time; Liz Laugharne with her colourful and historic Messages in Glass; Edeana Malcolm with a few of her titles including the set-in-Victoria Tea at the Empress and House of Crows; Cheryl Relf with her self-care volume, Beyond Chocolate; Warren Steck with a number of his books including hot-off-the press Madame Yersinia, poet Christina Watkins with her volumes Poems - Poemas as well as Poems for the Journey.

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Book lovers will be serenaded with live keyboard and vocal music during the sale and a live harpist may also make a guest appearance. In addition to the fully-laden bookshelves at the Churchmouse, the pews of St Mary’s will be filled with thousands more titles. Popular categories include Mysteries, Romance, Thrillers, History, Art, Science and Travel. Book lovers will also find a wide choice in Indigenous literature, Canadiana, Royalty, Food, Cooking and Children’s along with other categories.

New to this sale an assortment of intriguing jigsaw puzzles. The bookshop will also offer hot dogs, coffee, tea and cookies for those who need a little sustenance with their browsing.

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St. Mary’s launched Churchmouse a by-donation, volunteer-run used bookshop in 2016.

All books are donated to Churchmouse Books and visitors make a donation for the books they take home. Proceeds from the sale of Churchmouse used books support The Food Bank at St. John the Divine, Our Place Society and Threshold Housing Society.

The book sale runs March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s on Elgin Road.


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