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Sept. 14 book sale features book signings
A great day is shaping up Saturday, Sept. 14 that goes far beyond just the sale of books.
The News Leader Pictorial's fourth-annual Book Sale fundraiser will feature a little something for everyone this year, with the book sale binding everything together.
There will be a bouncy castle and a barbecue put on by Original Joe's on the site of the sale near the News Leader Pictorial office and at the former NAPA Auto Parts location.
In addition, book signings will be conducted by Bob Battistuzzi, Suzi Davis and Dean Griffiths.
"They're donating 10 per cent of their proceeds to us,'' said the News Leader Pictorial's Kim Sayer.
Battistuzzi is the author of The Boys From North Dakota, Davis is the author of a trilogy of books geared toward the young adult and Griffiths is an illustrator.
The Parhar Group is donating the space for the event and tents are being supplied by MNP and Bow-Mel.
"It's all for visibility off the highway,'' said Sayer of the tents that will also come in handy in the event of inclement weather.
A live band is still being sought to play during the event that runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Soft cover books will cost $1 and hard covers $2.
More pocketbook donations are required.
"Pocketbooks are the big draw, 95 per cent of our revenue is pocketbooks,'' said NLP publisher Bill Macadam.
All the money raised stays in the valley to support local charities. This year, the NLP is partnering with the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association.
"We're really proud to be working with that organization and helping them with their funding,'' said Sayer.
"We've had overwhelming response from the public,'' she added.
"We've raised over $17,000 in three years,'' said Macadam.