The Early Bird Gets the Books

Local book lovers have Saturday, July 11 circled on their calendars – the date of the eighth annual Big Book Sale

Submitted by Lynda Tutty and Friends of Invermere Library


Local book lovers have Saturday, July 11 circled on their calendars – the date of the eighth annual Big Book Sale at Invermere Community Hall. Thousands of gently used books are offered by the Friends of Invermere Library for suggested donations of between one and four dollars.

Veteran Big Book Sale patrons know they need to arrive early for the best selection. Many line up well before the doors open at 8:30 a.m. This year book lovers can enter the Early Bird Draw for a chance to win entry in to the Big Book Sale 30 minutes earlier that the general public.  Ballots are available at the Llibrary – one ballot for a two-dollar donation, three ballots for a five-dollar donation, and ten ballots for $10 donation. The winner will be selected at 5 p.m. on July 9 and will receive a certificate to enter the Big Book Sale on Saturday, July 11 at 8 a.m.

The Friends of Invermere Library sort the donated books into dozens of categories. Readers can easily find books in sections such as history, cooking, mystery, romance, parenting, best sellers, travel or a favourite author. Others enjoy browsing through the sale to discover books they haven’t considered before. For younger readers, there is a large selection of picture books, early readers, chapter books, and teen and young adult literature. A featured special book section has old and valuable books of particular interest to collectors individually priced.

The Big Book Sale is on Saturday, July 11 from 8:30am to 2:30pm at the Invermere Community Hall. All proceeds from the sale support Invermere Public Library programs.

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