Garden House Foundation book sale on this weekend

Each purchase will provide support for distressed local families and animals through grants

If you love the annual Garden House Foundation book sale — and hundreds of Valley folks do — you’ll be delighted to know that this fundraiser should, on Oct. 15-16, should boost the Foundation’s permanent fund to nearly $110,000.

Needless to say, organizers of the ninth annual charity book sale are excited about that.

This stunning cumulative total is the result of a joint community effort involving schools, the school district, Brentwood College, businesses, organizations, hundreds of student and adult volunteers, the many members of the public who have donated books, and of course those who purchase books at the sale.

So, if you want to join the fun and get some fabulous books, bring your family and friends to George Bonner School in Mill Bay from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.15 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 to see what all the fuss is about and load up on your fall and winter reading.

Each purchase will provide support for distressed local families and animals through grants from the fund which will be given in perpetuity to three local organizations – Cowichan Family Life, Cowichan Women Against Violence and the Cowichan SPCA.

There’s plenty of choice as 20,000 quality used books in all categories will once again greet booklovers as they come through the doors. Included in that number are 5,000 children’s books, collector sets and a selection of more valuable books that will part of a silent auction, with bids beginning at $20. All children’s books will sell for 50 cents, with most other books priced at between $1 and $3.

Visit or call 250-743-4627 for more information and to donate books.

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