The Vose Booksale gets bigger every year. We sell thousands of donated secondhand books, both in the annual April sale and the perpetual sale in the library. There are many Christian books, both academic and popular, as well as every kind of general book, both fiction and non-fiction.
The Vose Booksale was begun by librarians Val Wild and Gerry Covington in 1988 to raise funds and add books to the library from donated books. Each year, our volunteers sort thousands of books in preparation for the sale in Autumn. The 2013 grand opening is on Saturday 4 May. In 2011 and 2012, we have also held a smaller Spring sale.
Vose also runs a year round Christian book sale at the front of the library. More books are added every week. The books are for sale whenever the library is open, with extended hours until 7pm Tuesday to Thursday during semester.
We also have a shelf of free books, containing all sorts of books we couldn't sell.
We accept donations of books all year round. We take almost anything, but not the following:
- Old magazines
- Reader's Digest Condensed Novels
- Dated computer manuals and textbooks
You can drop donations off at any time. Outside of business hours, please leave them on the front porch; during business hours, please come and ask the library staff. If you have any questions, call us on 6313 6288.
Our booksale is made possible by a fabulous team of volunteers. Since 2008, a group from Mt Pleasant Baptist has sorted books from June to April each year. The Autumn Sale brings together many old friends of Vose who co-operate to make the day a success.