It’s a Big Book Bash year

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Donations of books accepted until Sept. 13, proceeds go to Station on the Green

It’s that time again when booklovers make room on their shelves for the great finds they pick up at the Big Book Bash at Station on the Green. 

Those looking to offload some books can donate to the cause. Volunteers are now accepting donations of good quality books for the Sept. 15 sale. All proceeds from the biennial sale go to ongoing maintenance and upkeep of Station on the Green, Creemore’s community centre, and help keep rental costs low. 

About 20 volunteers are working daily to clean, sort, and alphabetize the books that are to be meticulously laid out on long tables on the day of the sale. The event is one that people look forward to, and judging by some of the piles, use to stock up on reading material for the full two years.

Organizers are looking for good quality reading material, saying fiction sells best, including romance, literature, children’s books and young adult. They also accept cookbooks but they are not accepting encyclopedias, textbooks, bibles, business books, magazines and anything that is out-of-date. The reason is that volunteers have to dispose of anything that doesn’t sell and the associated costs cut into the proceeds.

Clean, gently-read books are being accepted until Sept. 13 at the Creemore Curling Club from 10 a.m. to noon Monday to Friday and at The Creemore Echo office during regular business hours. 

On the day of the sale, doors open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 2 p.m. 

The curling club is located at 218 Collingwood St. The Creemore Echo office is located at 3 Caroline St. W.

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