Donations being accepted ahead of Guelph’s Giant Book Sale

The Giant Book Sale in Guelph is scheduled for the third weekend in October. FriendsGPL / Twitter

The Friends of the Guelph Public Library are looking for donations for their Giant Book Sale in October.

The organization said donations are being accepted from now until Oct. 3 at any of the library branches in Guelph or at the book sale site at 69 Huron St.

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The group encourages people to drop off their donations at the warehouse on Huron Street between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

“For the last several years, we’ve had about 100,000 items,” said organization chair Virginia Gillham. “There’s more than books — there are CDs, DVDs, and games and puzzles, but largely books.”

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The sale, which is now in its 12th year, is scheduled from Oct. 19 to Oct. 21.

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“We attract people from long distances, including from out of the country. People come from Michigan,” Gillham added. “We’ve created a monster and we seem to have a reputation.”

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All of the proceeds are going to the Guelph Public Library and the plan is to invest in a gift for the new main library branch planned for the Baker Street development.

Gillham said they have over $400,000 invested so far.

Those interested in volunteering or to learn more about the sale can find information on the organization’s website.

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