Volunteer appeal from the Christian Aid Booksale

Can you recognise a “special” book when you see one?

There is nothing like a charity book sale to highlight last year’s “must reads” – the bestsellers that flew off the bookshop shelves but which many of us do not want to keep on our own bookshelves. Would their authors be depressed to see countless copies of their “bestseller” stacked high at second-hand booksales?  Maybe they’re just pleased that they’ve been read and are available to be read again!

If you are interested in a particular subject – art, history or travel, for example – would you like to help sort, price and arrange these books for a book sale?

Of more interest to many veteran book-sale attendees are the “specials”.  Often arriving in a box of mixed books from a house clearance, these books can be first editions, signed copies, rare annuals, maps or sought-after Scottish materials.

If you have the skills to spot “specials” amongst the thousands of books that arrive at the Holy Corner Christian Aid Book Sale, and would like to be part of a happy and fulfilling few weeks of voluntary work, please contact Elspeth Yeo, who can provide more information – contact details are below.

Even if you can’t spot a “special” but would like to be part of a great team that delivers a unique book-sale experience at Holy Corner, please get in touch.  It doesn’t matter how many or how few hours you can do – it is the taking part that is important.

The Holy Corner Christian Aid Book Sale will be in Morningside United Church, Holy Corner from Saturday 9th May–Saturday 16th May this year.  Volunteers are required during that week, but also during the three to four weeks before the sale (including in the evenings).  Work at clearing up after the sale continues from Monday 18th –Wednesday 20th May.

For more information please contact:

Miss Elspeth Yeo
Tel:  0131 229 6652
Email: Elspeth Yeo    

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