Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale’s Fall 2022 Edition Celebrates 25 Years

November 8, 2022 at 2:47 pm  Community, Kamloops, The Arts

KAMLOOPS, B.C. ­– The Kamloops Symphony’s perennially popular semi-annual fundraiser Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale is returning for the Fall 2022 edition, celebrating the 25th year of operation. The biggest and best sale of gently used books, music, and more will run from Saturday, November 12 to Saturday, November 26, returning once again to 444 Seymour Street, nestled in between The Big Little Science Centre and Nutters. The sale will be open from 12:00-6:00 pm Monday to Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm on Saturday, and 12:00-4:00 pm on Sunday.

Large quantities of generously donated gently used books, sheet music, vinyl records, DVDs and CDs have been received, and most are available for only $2 making it very affordable for shoppers to stock up on some summer reading. The semi-annual sale has been wonderfully successful due to its highly organized donations of books and music and the KSO’s team of dedicated volunteers. All money raised by the sale goes towards the Kamloops Symphony’s operating expenses, which include everything from concert productions to educational programs.

For those interested in getting first dibs at the books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, and sheet music, there will be an exclusive early access event on the morning of Saturday, November 12. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to skip the line on opening day and enter the sale at 9:00 am, one hour ahead of the official public opening. Only 50 tickets are available for this event, dubbed “The Early Bird Catches The (Book) Worm”, which sell for $25 on Eventbrite or by calling the Kamloops Symphony office at 250-372-5000. In addition to early access to shop at the sale, ticket holders will receive a voucher for one free KSO Up Close ticket (the first three rows in Sagebrush Theatre) to see the KSO’s concert Evocative Elegance, taking place Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at 444 Seymour Street from Tuesday, November 8 to Thursday, November 10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Donors are asked to come in the front door, and to be aware that volunteers on-site will not be able to provide any physical assistance with donations. For more information on items that are being accepted, please visit

Running consistently since 1997, the sale was spearheaded by Barb Corbishley who was one of the KSO’s board members at the time. After her unfortunate passing, it was named Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale in her honour.

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