Irwin Henderson from the Friends of the Greater Victoria Library holds a stack of books available at the upcoming One-Day Book Sale, Feb. 11 at Nellie McClung Library, noon to 2:45 and 3 to 4:15 p.m. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Too many books! Used book sale to blow out inventory

Friends of the Library holding one-day sale on Sunday, Feb. 11

The storage room is full, and the local volunteer group that collects and sells used books is throwing a One Day Family Book Sale to make room.

The Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library’s book-storage area on the ground floor of the Nellie McClung branch at Cedar Hill Road and McKenzie Avenue is overflowing. It’s at the Nellie McClung branch (3950 Cedar Hill Rd.) where they’ll hold the One Day Family Book Sale, Sunday, Feb. 11, starting at noon.

“We already have two book sales a year, [each] a weekend event at the Pearkes field house, in the spring and one in the fall, that sell 15,000 to 18,000 books,” said Irwin Henderson, volunteer with the Friends of the Library. “It’s been a long time since the group had a one-day book sale.”

Admission to the Feb. 11 Book Sale is free from noon to 2:45 p.m., during which time books are marked by price. The sale runs again from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. when the books are free but admission is $5.

In line with the family theme there will be lots of kids, teen and adult books, with a big selection of mysteries, science-fiction, romance, thrillers and fiction works in paperback and hardcover.

“We hope this can be part of the B.C. Family Day weekend holiday,” Henderson added.

Last year Friends of the Library spent $40,000 on Greater Victoria Public Library initiatives and programming such as the youth summer reading program.

reporter@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Oak Bay High washes cars for kids

Annual Tour de Rock fundraising car wash hits the lot Saturday at Oak Bay High

Get ready for the 39th annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Up to 9,000 particpants are anticipated for this year’s three-day race weekend

Impaired driver crashes into Victoria police vehicle, injures officer

Cook Street collision occured in the early morning hours of Tuesday

Artists engage as Oak Bay Arts and Culture Fortnight continues

Saturday features walking, bus tours of painted pianos

Victoria police say explicit calls continue to target women

Over 50 reports of unwanted, sexually explicit calls have come in

Reader photos: Greater Victoria’s hazy skies

Lingering smoke from wildfires contributed to the province issuing a smoky skies bulletin

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Aug. 14

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

RCMP to search for body after man drowns in B.C.’s Buntzen Lake

Officers and fire crews responded but the man from the Lower Mainland is believed to have drowned.

Police chiefs call for stricter controls on pill presses to fight opioids

Canada’s police chiefs are urging Ottawa to beef up its fight against the opioid scourge by closely vetting people who import pill presses

‘It’s like a party in your mouth’

B.C. creator’s Milkshake Burger makes its debut at the PNE

Vehicle catches fire near Vancouver Island provincial park

Fire shut down Highway 4 in both directions

Most Read