Submitted by Friends of the Library

There has been a lot said about books and reading. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books said, “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” American astronomer, Carl Sagan wrote, “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” The ancient philosopher Cicero had this to say, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”

At the Big Book Sale you can “find the right book,” “voyage through time,” and nurture your soul.

I’m a voracious and eclectic reader. Each summer I’m able to restock my reading shelf from the huge array of books available at the Friends of the Library Big Book Sale,” said Cathy Howard. “It’s a one stop shop for beach reading mystery novels, biographies, crafts and hobbies, gardening, travel, and titles that have been selections of Canada Reads, the NY Times review of books, and other best sellers lists.” “And,” she continued, “you can’t beat the prices – $5 for top picks that are recently published and in great condition, $2 for adult and teen books, and $1 for children’s books.” Remember the jigsaw puzzles that we completed during the COVID lockdown? There will be some of those for sale, too.

Like almost every public event in Invermere, the Big Book Sale would not be possible without the hundreds of hours put in by volunteers and without the books that are donated throughout the year.

The Big Book Sale takes place on Saturday, July 30 (rain-out date August 6) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As in past years, it will take place outdoors in the parking lot adjacent to the court house and the book donation bin, across the street from the library. This outdoor venue has proven to be very popular with both patrons and volunteers.

The Big Book Sale is a win-win situation. I get some great books and maybe a jigsaw puzzle, and the Library gets money to expand the collection and to provide services and programs for everyone in the community. What’s not to like?” concluded Howard.