A wide-open gravel lot, big enough to play a game of soccer, is the location for today’s Rotary Club of Chilliwack outdoor book sale.
The Chilliwack Rotary One-Day Book Sale is happening now (Saturday, Aug. 29) until 6 p.m.
They are making the book sale “as safe as possible,” club member Julie Unger said.
Along with it being held outdoors, foot traffic is in one direction, only one person/family may be at a table of books at a time, there is a limit to the number of people being allowed in at one time, and masks are required (they are handing them out at the gate) but they are not being enforced.
“As a community, Chilliwackians love to read. We know this from how many people attend our annual book sale in October,” said president Shelley MacDonell before the book sale. “But with all of the extra time people are spending at home, many people have read everything at home already. With our one-day outdoor book sale, people will be able to easily restock their shelves and find some new treasures to enjoy.”
This is the first time the annual Rotary Book Sale is being held indoors. Usually, the club hosts the indoor event every fall at Chilliwack Mall.
“Our annual book sale is hugely popular across the Fraser Valley. As there is no guarantee we’ll be able to host our annual sale in October, we wanted to make sure we could get books into the hands of teachers before the school year starts and kids who have finished all of their summer reading,” Robyn Curtis, chair of the Rotary Book Sale committee said.
The outdoor book sale is taking place at the Rotary Service Building at 44870 Wolfe Rd. (west of Townsend Park). Parking is available on the east side of the building.