For the past five months the Friends of the Kimberley Public Library have been operating a used book store in Marysville.
It doesn’t make a huge amount — about $500 or $600 a month, but that’s a tidy sum that goes straight to the Library every month because they have been operating in a donated storefront space.
However, Library Friend Gail McLean says that the current owners of their book store building have a paying renter booked to take over in the New Year and the book store will have to move.
“There’s no room in the Library to run the store and we need to find another space,” McLean said. “What we are really hoping is that someone could donate an empty space to us. The Friends of the Library is a charitable organization and we could offer a tax receipt for the donation.”
Mclean says the space in Marysville has been great — very visible since it’s on the highway.
“It’s been the best place, we’ve had so many drop-ins; people from the campground who come down to load up on books, lots of tourists.”
It would be nice to get another visible space, she say. It doesn’t have to be huge, a small storefront would do.
The book store sells older books from the Library collection (removed as new titles come in) and also donated books.
“Heather Mackenzie, who ran the Owl and Teapot used book store until it burned down is on the board and she helped to get us running. It’s been going very well and we’d really like to keep it going.”
If you can assist with the donation of a space please call Gail at 250-427-3714.