The Giant Book Sale – Book Collections Begin!

The process of collecting donated books for Salt Spring Literacy’s Giant Book Sale is now underway with bins set up in Salt Spring’s three financial institutions and at the Rock Salt Restaurant in Fulford.

As usual, people are asked to not donate books that are in poor shape or smell mouldy, or the following: Reader’s Digest publications, magazines, textbooks, DVDs or videotapes.

Besides taking books to CIBC, BMO and Island Savings in Ganges, and the Rock Salt in Fulford, donations can be delivered between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on drop-off days set for Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Country Grocer parking lot, and Saturday, Sept. 20 at Fulford Hall.

Because books are no longer being accepted at the Salt Spring Recycling Depot due to a change in provincial regulations, it is especially important that substandard materials not be dumped in the donation bins or at the drop-off days. However, because it is anticipated that Salt Spring Literacy will have to dispose of some items via an off-island recycling service, some books deemed unsuitable for the sale may be accepted at the drop-off days for a cash donation.

For information about the sale or to arrange a special pick-up, contact Aletha Humphreys at the Salt Spring Literacy office at 250-537-9717 or

The Giant Book Sale runs this year from Friday through Sunday, Nov. 21-23 at the Farmers’ Institute.

August 18, 2014 8:00 AM