TRURO – Early visitors of the Canadian Federation of University Women’s annual book fair in Truro saw an overflowing selection of goodies to choose from.
Truro’s Corinne Cameron, a member of the Canadian Federation of University Women, helped organize the thousands of books that are for sale during the two-day annual book fair. The event continues today at the Truro Curling Club. Monique Chiasson – Truro Daily News
In its 50th year, the book sale, held Friday night and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Truro Curling Club, offered many more books, games and puzzles compared to other recent years.
“It’s better than some past years and the quality of the books is good. We had so many donations this year that not all of them fit on the tables … there are some along the walls and in boxes,” said CFUW committee member Edith Patterson.
In addition, said Patterson, “there are a lot of local authors’ books this year … they are plentiful.”
Patterson said there isn’t a specific monetary goal the group expects to raise from the book fair. She said last year “between $10,000 ad $11,000” was raised.
Funds traditionally go toward two scholarships for mature female students who are getting post-secondary education. This year, said Patterson, funds will be used for one scholarship and a donation for the new library for Truro, which is expected to open at the former Normal College in the fall of 2015.
Admission into the book fair, which includes a silent auction, is $2 per family.