It’s almost here!

Just a couple of days to go before the start of the 26th Annual Victoria College Book Sale!  Hooray!

In case you haven’t been by Vic campus lately, we’ve got a GIANT sign on Queen’s Park Crescent to greet you plus banners on the majestic south steps of Old Vic AND the east entrance to the building:

As promised, here’s a glimpse into how set-up was going on Friday afternoon in Alumni Hall on the main floor:

Don’t forget to mosey on up the stairs to the second floor:  there’s a huge selection of items to find!

And in case running up these steps two at a time seems a bit daunting, there is an elevator tucked away in the far corner:  just ask one of our friendly volunteers if you have trouble finding it!

Congrats on reaching the second floor!

You’ll find fiction, mystery and maybe a few other sections as you enter:

Don’t worry; those empty wooden tables will be chock full of goodies by Thursday!

Check out this collage of volunteers working away diligently in the Vic Chapel as they unbox, sort, and organize mountains of books on the second floor:

So what kinds of books can you expect to find?  In a word:  EVERYTHING!

Tomorrow, we’ll give you one last pictorial preview of titles available at this year’s sale.

One week to go!

Are you ready???  Just one short week before the start of Victoria College’s 26th Annual Book Sale and those seven days will fly by quickly!  Posters are up all around campus; banners have been hoisted above the arches into Old Vic; tables have been set up and boxes have been moved and unpacked.  We’re ready… are you???

Have you been pumping iron and running sprints to ensure you’re in peak physical condition like the models below?

You can always re-visit superstar blogger Sonja’s post from last fall about how to prepare for Vic’s Annual Book Sale Marathon.

And you can always show off your skills and finesse at the Book Sale by…

…striking a pose and dancing through the aisles to your heart’s content…

…or re-balancing your mind-body connection…

…but please don’t bowl over other book-lovers.

There’s room enough for everyone and lots of good deals to go around!

And remember:

Watch for our next update where we’ll give you the exclusive sneak peek at the set-up in Old Vic as well as pictures of more books available for sale!

Four weeks and counting…

That’s right!  In four weeks, you’ll be able to see all the treasures our volunteers have priced, sorted and organized for the Opening Day of Vic’s Annual Book Sale.  So far, we have more than 1,100 BOXES of items ready to go!  Here are just a few shots of the walls of boxed goodies:

Diligent volunteers re-stock the tables every day of the sale, so there’s always new stuff to find.  And we don’t just have “academically-oriented” books and old vinyl records… no, no, no!

If you’re an art lover, check out some of the titles below:

Maybe you’d rather try out a new recipe and cook up a storm in the kitchen.  Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered:

Maybe you’re an animal lover?  Check out this great set we have up for grabs this year:

Fiction and mystery lovers can rejoice.  We still have the great selection of novels you’d expect to find plus some graphic novels too:

We even have a nice selection of odds & ends & unique humorous tidbits:

We hope you’ve enjoyed this first sneak peek at some of our offerings this year.  We’ll be showcasing more selections in the coming weeks.

Who knows? You might just spot that one elusive book you’ve been trying to find forever!  Yabba dabba doo!