Hundreds of boxes of books are stacked and ready for the BIG Book Sale on Saturday, July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Invermere Community Hall. Friends of the Invermere Library have sorted thousands of books over the past few months in preparation for the fourth annual used book sale.
“We’re very pleased with the number and quality of the books donated for the BIG Book Sale this year,” said Susan Webster, a Friend of Invermere Public Library.
“For example, we have at least four times as many children’s books as last year. There are beautiful toddler books, story books and chapter books of all levels right up to young adult.”
Webster, a retired school librarian, sorts the children’s books into categories so families can easily find what interests them.
The supply of books for adults is also impressive. The number of books in the best seller category will please readers looking for recent publications.
Collectors will discover real treasurers in the antiquarian section.
History buffs will find lots of variety in both fiction and non-fiction. Many popular authors have their own sections.
Science, biography, health and wellness, business, travel and gardening are just a few of the more that 80 categories to browse through.
“Book lovers were lined up when we opened the doors last year, so plan to come early for the best selection,” advises Webster.
The BIG Book Sale is an opportunity to stock up on great reads at low cost.
Books are not priced, but customers are asked to make a donation to the Friends of the Library.
All funds raised support materials and programs for the Invermere Public Library.