April 08, 2016 - 2:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - Bookworms are preparing for a feast in Sahali.
The Kamloops Symphony is hosting Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale starting Saturday, April 9. The symphony’s music director Bruce Dunn has been involved since it was started.
“It started out as once a year and then it did so well it became twice a year,” Dunn says.
The sale features thousands of used books donated by the community, as well as CDs, vinyl records and DVDs. In a media release the symphony says the book sales last year raised $65,000. Dunn says this is impressive since a lot of books are selling for $2 each.
“It’s bigger than any of the grants we receive from governments,” he says.
The sale is run by volunteers and the store front at the mall is donated he says, which means all the funds end up with the symphony.
“All these people here, they’re sorting books, they put in hours to organize the whole thing,” Dunn says.
Donations come daily he says, with books being dropped off during the sale and circulated onto the sale floor during it’s two week run.
The sale will be open daily April 9 to April 23 in the Sahali Mall.
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