21st annual Barb's Used Book & Music Sale underway

By Dylana Milobar
November 10, 2018 - 9:45am

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops book and music lovers have a chance to grow their collections, starting today at Barb's Used Book & Music Sale.

Kamloops Symphony Spokesperson Ryan Noakes says their inventory this year is stacked to the rafters, and most items only cost 2 dollars.

"We get a lot of generous donations from people in the community," Noakes says, "Mostly books, but we have a lot of vinyl records, some CD's, some DVD's, puzzles, things like that."

The volunteer-run event has been running for 21 years now, and continues the legacy of one of KSO's former members.

"The original idea for the sale was put forward by Barb Corbishley, who was a member of the board at the time. And she passed away some years ago unfortunately, so it was decided that the sale would be named 'Barb's Used Book and Music Sale' in her honour."

Noakes says, all the money raised goes towards the Kamloops Symphony’s operating expenses, including concert production, and education programs.

As far as what kind of funds they're hoping to raise, Noakes says they just want to keep up the trend from the last few years.

"The last 3 sales in a row, we've actually broken sales records," He explains, "So we're hoping that train continues on."

The sale will be held in unit 211 in Lansdowne Village, today (Nov. 10) until November 24th.

Hours include:

Monday to Thursday: 9:30 - 5:30

Friday: 9:30 - 6:30

Saturday: 9:30 - 5:30

Sunday: 12:00 - 5:00

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