Book lovers from across Vancouver Island are flocking to the Victoria Curling Club for the region’s biggest book sale event.
The Times Colonist book sale is a highly anticipated event that draws in thousands of people each year.
Many line up early in the morning for a chance to get first pick on the massive selection of books available.
Over half a million books have been donated by thousands of people. From hardcovers, paperbacks, pocketbooks and everything in between.
This year, organizers are reporting a record number of people turning out to the event.
Mark Taylor, the head of volunteers for the book sale, says that the response from the local community has been amazing.
“This is a record year for the number of people and lineups before the event even opened up. We opened up an extra half an hour early today just to accommodate it,” he said.
Since its inception, the Times Colonist book sale has raised more than $6 million. This year, organizers hope to raise $200,000 for literacy programs throughout Vancouver Island.
The sale runs until 7 p.m., Saturday, May 6, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Victoria Curling Club located at 1952 Quadra street.
It’s an excellent opportunity for book lovers to grab their next great read while supporting a good cause.
Whether you’re searching for a classic novel, a contemporary bestseller, or a children’s book, this book sale has something for everyone.