Here’s your official invite to the book lover’s event of the year!

Times Colonist is hosting its 20th Annual book drive at the Victoria Curling Club on Quadra Street, on April 22nd and April 23rd, 9 AM – 3.30 PM each day.

This is the perfect chance for you to share some of your old classics, and simultaneously help the next generation learn how to read!

Box up your old novels (no encyclopedias, textbooks, magazines, medical books, outdated reference material, Reader’s Digest, or National Geographics, please!) and bring them over!The book sale will take place on May 6th and 7th, 9 AM to 5 PM, again at the Victoria Curling Club.

The book sale will be held on May 6th and 7th, 9 AM to 5 PM, again at the Victoria Curling Club.

The prices are unbeatable:

  • Hard-Cover books – $3
  • Soft-Cover and Trade books – $2
  • Paperback books – $1
  • Children’s books – $1

In this day and age, with all the instant gratification available on TV and video game consoles, very few kids turn to books for entertainment, leaving many of them behind on basic reading and writing skills.

That’s the reason why this book drive has always been so important – all proceeds will be given to local libraries and Island literacy programs.

Last year, the Times Colonist Book Sale generated a whopping $271,500 in proceeds, which were then divided among 162 schools and organizations.

If you’re eager to help and have some free time on your hands, drop by the Victoria Curling Club any time after April 17th to Volunteer for the event – they’re always looking for people to help set up and organize during and after the sale.

But even if you can’t volunteer, take a couple of days to donate your old books, and buy some new ones in exchange!

Times Colonist Book Drive

  • When: Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Curling Club