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.
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!
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!!