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Times Colonist Book Sale: What you need to know

Book sale is Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, at the Victoria Curling Club, 1952 Quadra St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• The sale is at the Victoria ­Curling Club, 1952 Quadra St., ­Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

• Prices are $1 for children’s books and pocketbooks, $2 for softcovers, $3 for hardcovers. Payment may be made by debit, cash or credit card.

• Please wear a mask and respect physical distancing.

• The children’s section is in the lounge area upstairs, and Self Help is in a room downstairs when you first come in the front door.

• The café in the curling club will be open until 4 p.m. both days.

• Bring your own bags, or pick up a cardboard box at the curling club.

• Pay parking is available in the lot that serves the curling club and Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. There is also free parking along Quadra Street, but be aware that parking on some of the nearby side streets is for residents only. You can also take the No. 6 bus, which goes along Quadra.

• On Monday, May 16, ­teachers and representatives of ­non-profits can take away as many leftover books as they like, for free, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Money raised through the book sale is matched, in part, by provincial ­government funds via Decoda Literacy Solutions.

• All the money (a total of $6 million since the first Times Colonist Book Sale in 1998) from the sale goes to literacy on Vancouver Island. This spring, $270,000 in grants went to a record 214 recipients, mostly schools.

• You can also donate to the Times Colonist Literacy Society at Canadahelps.org.