Times Colonist Book Sale for 2022

The book sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15 at the Victoria Curling Club, 1952 Quadra Street, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• The sale will take place at the Victoria Curling Club, 1952 Quadra Street, Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

• Prices are $1 for children’s books and paperbacks, $2 for softcovers, $3 for hardcovers. Payment can be made by debit card, cash or credit card.

• Please wear a mask and respect physical distancing.

• The children’s section is in the upstairs living room, and Self Help is in a downstairs room when you first enter through the front door.

• The curling club cafe will be open until 4:00 pm both days.

• Bring your own bags or get a cardboard box from the curling club.

• Paid parking is available in the parking lot serving the curling club and the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. There is also free parking along Quadra Street, but be aware that parking on some nearby side streets is for residents only. You can also take bus no. 6 which runs along Quadra.

• On Monday, May 16, teachers and representatives of associations can take away as many remaining books as they wish, free of charge, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Money raised through book sales is matched, in part, by funds from the provincial government through Decoda Literacy Solutions.

• All proceeds (a total of $6 million since the first Times Colonist book sale in 1998) from the sale goes to literacy on Vancouver Island. This spring, $270,000 in grants went to a record 214 recipients, mostly schools.

• You can also donate to the Times Colonist Literacy Society at Canadahelps.org.

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