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Literary treasures on offer at Journal Pioneer/Rotary Book Sale for Literacy starting Sept. 27

Anna MacDonald, coordinator of the Journal Pioneer/Rotary Book Sale for Literacy, showing off some of the many treasures available for purchase at the sale, which starts Thursday, Sept. 27.
Anna MacDonald, coordinator of the Journal Pioneer/Rotary Book Sale for Literacy, showing off some of the many treasures available for purchase at the sale, which starts Thursday, Sept. 27. - Colin MacLean

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Here there be treasure.

When Anna MacDonald looks out over the small sea of books stretched out at the annual Journal Pioneer/Rotary Book Sale for Literacy location in Slemon Park, she sees gems waiting to be discovered.

“There are treasures here you’d never expect,” said MacDonald, who coordinates the event.

“There’s something to be said for a book in your hand and there is something to be said for flipping a page and knowing where you are in that book.”

The annual used book sale will be open for business starting Thursday, Sept. 27, from 1 to 8 p.m. and continues Friday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Books are $3 for hard covers, $2 for paperbacks and $1 for children’s books.

All funds raised from the sale will go towards Island literacy programs. The sale routinely raises more than $10,000 annually.

The Book Sale for Literacy is a joint initiative of the Journal Pioneer and Rotary Club of Summerside.

Sandy Rundle, a rotarian and chairman of the sale committee, welcomed the community to come to come out and find their own treasures.

“We are looking forward to the community coming out this weekend to support the annual book sale. Book-lovers will have the chance to purchase their fall and winter reading while supporting literacy projects in Prince County at the same time. It is a win-win for everyone,” said Rundle.

The sale is located at 14 Oakwood. Ave. in Slemon Park. There will be signs along the road ushering drivers to the correct building.

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