Museum annual book sale a success

The combination of used book sale and antiques and collectible sale fundraiser keeps the money in Quesnel

Through rain, sleet or snow, the Museum Book sale will always go!

In spite of the inclement weather, the Friends of the Museum Annual Book sale was  a successful event.  Raising money for exhibits and events at the Museum is just one of the mandates of the Friends of the Museum.

This event and the Antiques and Uniques Sale provides money needed for special exhibits and acquisitions to add to the collections.

When the books start ‘pouring’ in, it is amazing to see just what people in this community do read, which authors are popular, which ones have a following and which ones are favourites.

With the onslaught of e-books, it will be interesting to see how long before book sales are a thing of the past.

I think we have a few good years left before that happens.

Fortunately for the Museum, people also donate ‘old’ books, books with local history, local authors and Cariboo themes are sold separately from the big book sale. They are available in the Museum Gift Shop.

There are inveterate readers with a taste for all things Cariboo who haunt our shop on a regular basis to see if they can pick up that missing tome.

This year’s Antiques and Uniques Sale focused on the camera section of the Museum.  And we sold out.

With an assortment of old Brownies, Polaroids, Bell and Howell projectors and odds and sods of everything photographic, there were a lot of people who left the Museum with a smile on their face. Gordy Perry, where were you?

It was reassuring to have young people come in and actually purchase a piece of history, even if it was just to see if they could take it apart and put it back together!

We do hope you will read those books and be back for more next year.

And if you finish all

those before fall, don’t forget the Friends of the Library have their big

book sale then.

Hope to see you as you ‘pass time’ at the Museum.

Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change.  And when we are right, make us easy to live with.  Amen    Peter Marshall

Honey Affleck is chair of the Museum Commission and regular Observer contributor.