Book Sale Information

RESULTS of the 2016 book sale: The great news is that the book sale plus donations totaled $11,043! The sale itself made about $2000 more this year, making it the highest earning sale ever. The sale’s success propelled the permanent Garden House Foundation fund to $111,200 as of mid-October.

Should you wish to check on the fund’s status as of December 31st each year, please visit the Victoria Foundation’s website. Here is the link to the page showing the yearly financial reports for all funds.
The Garden House Foundation fund appears on page 4. From December until mid-October, the fund grew by approximately $14,000 from all sources including interest.

                                                                                                                                                                            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 Gallowglass Books, which unfortunately closed its doors in the spring of 2016. One hundred sixty volunteers, including 132 students, gave hours of their time to haul boxes, set up the displays and help on the sale days.

Everyone should feel very proud to know that their efforts are ensuring that families and animals in our area 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!

The sale will take place on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2017 in Mill Bay:

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.

PRICES FOR 2017: 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 call 250-743-4627. 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. 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 2017 book sale!!


5 Responses to Book Sale Information

  1. Trevor Anderson says:

    Hi JIm, I’m looking for another book! This one is called “Out of Nowhere” by Martin Pegler. If you have a copy I would like to buy it.

    Thanks, Trevor Anderson

  2. Cindy Thomas says:

    Is it possible to ask if you have a particular book for sale?

    • Hello Cindy,
      By all means, but it will be our memories that we are relying upon to answer, as once the books are processed into their categories for the sale, they get boxed up and go into storage. Each box has its subject written on the outside, but details of what is inside is not, so we have no way of checking without opening up each box, and they are stored in a huge pile in no special order. Our 20,000 books fill up around 800 boxes! Now after totally discouraging you from asking, we should say that it is actually surprising how many authors and titles we do remember seeing! So give it a try…
      Jim and Jackie

  3. Vicki Mann says:

    Hi there. I’m interested in volunteering.

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