Book Bonanza offers something for everyone

Church sale offers great books at low prices at fundraiser

If you have a book, leave a book, but if you need one, the Book Bonanza might be for you.

Church of the Advent in Colwood is looking for gently used books, DVDs, CDs – even LP records – for its West Shore Community Book Bonanza fundraiser. The annual event, set for Oct. 3 and 4, is growing in stature, organizer Jose Perena Pratt said.

“The community looks for it now, they seem to save up their books. We feel privileged they do that and they come back and buy books,” she said. “It’s a really inexpensive way to find good quality books.”

Friday evening features a pre-sale event, where eager book lovers can pay $5 admission for first crack at the sale items from 6 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, entrance is free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade apple pies will also be on sale. Most books are priced between $2 and $5 each. The funds raised go toward church programs and community outreach. Unsold books will be donated to Discover Books, a program that provides books to literacy-based community programs around North America.

“The best part is everyone just working together. It’s a fun event,” Pratt said. “It allows the people from the West Shore to enjoy the book sale without having to go downtown. It’s bringing another adventure to them.” Church of the Advent is at 510 Mount View Ave., off Sooke Road. Anyone interested in donating books can call 250-474-3031. Donations will be accepted until Friday morning.

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