Thousands show up for 21st annual Times Colonist Book Sale

Thousands show up for 21st annual Times Colonist Book Sale

Thousands are searching through hard, soft and pocketbooks at the annual TC Book Sale

Thousands are searching through hard and softcover books at the annual TC Book Sale this weekend

The floor of the Victoria Curling Club was packed Saturday morning as thousands showed up for the Times Colonist’s Book Sale.

The annual event runs until Sunday and is seeing lines wrapping around the block. Some even camped out Friday night to wait for the opening.

“This is our 21st year of our book sale, it is incredible and massive,”  said Mark Taylor, head volunteer coordinator for the book sale.

“All the books were donated by the generous support of the Victoria area… we have hundreds of thousands of books.”

All the proceeds from the event go towards literacy programs on the Island.

Since 1998 the annual sale has raised $5 million.

Pocket and children’s books can be had for 1$, softcovers for $2 and Hardovers for 3$.

The event runs until 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, the doors at 1952 Quadra Street will open again tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Once the sale is over representatives of schools and non-profit groups on Monday will be able to take the remaining books for free, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Julian KolsutJulian Kolsut

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