With September fast approaching, we are getting excited for this year’s Booksale which is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever! The first day of the sale is Thursday September 18th, and to keep everyone in eager anticipation, we will be adding a new blog post every week! So keep checking back for updates and highlights on one of Victoria University’s most popular and dearly loved events.
This week we will be looking at the direct impact of funds raised from the Booksale. As many know, the Victoria College Booksale is organized by the Friends of Victoria University Library, and all proceeds of the sale directly benefit the Victoria University Library. The money raised has many important uses in the library and has helped to fund several different projects, including the beautiful reading garden outside of the main entrance to the library. Most recently, the Friends have purchased a painted wooden door plaque circa 1924 from The Hogarth Press, which is the publishing house established by Virginia and Leonard Woolf. The piece is an important and rare addition to the Library’s Bloomsbury Group special collections.