SPECIAL UPDATE REGARDING THE PERMANENT FUND BALANCE:
As of August 31, 2021 the Garden House Foundation Fund balance was $183,619.
We are very grateful for the volunteer, business, school and community support that the sale has received. Our main second hand book store suppliers of books this year were Ten Old Books, Bibles for Missions, and W.I.N.G.S. You may be aware that W.I.N.G.S. has permanently closed as of August 2020. We wish to thank owner Marianna Schwab for her support over the years and wish her the best for the future.
Everyone should feel very proud to know that their efforts are ensuring that families and animals in the Cowichan Valley will receive support from the Garden House Foundation fund forever. Over time the grants will grow into the tens of thousands of dollars each year to support the Duncan S.P.C.A., Cowichan Family Life Association and Cowichan Women Against Violence. Thank you all again for your support!
George Bonner School
3060 Cobble Hill Road, Mill Bay, B.C.
20,000+ quality used children and adult books will be available. We will continue to have 5,000 children’s books, all for 50 cents!
Directions: Turn west off the TC highway by the light at Petro-Can (just north of Mill Bay) and the school is moments away on your left. Watch for the signs.
PRICES FOR 2021 will remain the same, but it is possible that we will be able to accept Interact and/or card payments as well as cash. We will keep this site updated and if this change is made announcements will appear on this site and in our pre-sale ads.
Children’s books – 50 cents; pocket books – $1; soft covers – $2 and hard covers $3. Sets of books and other special books such as signed editions will be available for $5. There will also be a special auction of more valuable books again this year. Minimum bids will be $20.
There has sometimes been confusion about what a pocket book is versus other soft cover books. We are trying to follow the pricing guidelines that apply to new books. New pocket books and other soft covers differ in price as a general rule, with the soft covers costing more.
TO DONATE BOOKS, PLEASE NOTE: Due to storage limitations we are currently accepting soft cover and pocket books as usual, but are only accepting hard cover books dated 2015 and up. Donations will be gratefully accepted year round. We take quality used children and adult books, all genres. We are unable to take National Geographic and other magazines, Readers’ Digest condensed books, encyclopedia sets or text books. Please call 250-743-4627 for drop-off details.Thank you for your generous donation!
We support recycling and encourage you to bring your own reusable bags to the sale, but we do have boxes for your use.
We are looking forward to seeing you all again at the 2021 book sale – as usual, the weekend after Thanksgiving!!