BIG Book Sale offers a literary bounty

For all the bookworms out there, the event you have been waiting for is almost upon us.

For all the bookworms out there, the event you have been waiting for is almost upon us. The 5th annual BIG Book Sale is taking place this Saturday (July 14) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Invermere Community Hall, which will be awash with books a-plenty to keep literary minds active.

Ten thousand gently used books have been donated to the Invermere Public Library over recent months, said Friends of the Library chair Lynda Tutty, which the Friends have been patiently sorting into dozens of categories for the sale. From fiction, children’s books and history to biographies, science, home improvement, self-help and more, book browsers will undoubtedly come across an irresistible selection of bestsellers, hardcovers, novels and more — all in good condition. All funds raised support the Invermere Public Library.

“We would like to make around $8,000, a little more than last year,” Tutty said.

She said the proceeds will be used for special programs, equipment or resources that aren’t generally covered in the library’s budget.

Two years ago, funds raised helped with improvements to the children’s section, while last year the money assisted with seniors’ access to the library’s programs.

Although the books will have suggested prices, they are actually sold on strictly a donation basis.

“This makes it accessible for everyone,” said Tutty, noting that Chuck Newhouse Storage has donated storage space to house the books leading up to the event while the use of the community hall is thanks to the District of Invermere.

Visit the Invermere Community Hall this coming Saturday at 709-10th Street and support the good work done by the Friends.

The Invermere Public library is located at 201-7th Avenue and open six days a week, from Tuesday through to Sunday. Hours vary so check the library’s website at for daily schedules as well as program offerings and services.