KSO’s Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale Celebrates 25 Years with Spring 2023 Edition

March 22, 2023 at 3:07 pm  Community, Entertainment, Kamloops, Music, The Arts

KAMLOOPS, B.C. ­– The Kamloops Symphony’s perennially popular semi-annual fundraiser Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale is returning for the Spring 2023 edition, celebrating the 25th year of operation. This year’s sale will be open for a longer-than-usual duration, running from Saturday, April 15 to Saturday, May 6, and will return once again to 444 Seymour Street, nestled between Nutters and The Big Little Science Centre. The sale will be open Wednesday to Friday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. New for this edition, the sale will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Donations will be gratefully accepted at 444 Seymour Street from Monday, April 10 to Wednesday, April 12 from 10:00 am to 4:00 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. Donors are also reminded that the sale will not accept dirty/tattered books, magazines, readers digest, encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes, or cassette tapes. For more information on items that are being accepted, please visit www.kamloopssymphony.com/barbs-book-music-sale.htm.

Large quantities of gently used books, sheet music, vinyl records, DVD’s and CDs are generously donated every year, and with most items available for only $2 this is a very affordable opportunity to stock up on some summer reading. With new items coming out onto the sales floor daily, shoppers are encouraged to visit the sale multiple times as you never know what great find awaits you next.

The semi-annual sale has been wonderfully successful for the last 25 years due to its highly organized donations of books and music and the KSO’s incredible team of dedicated volunteers. All money raised by the sale goes towards the Kamloops Symphony’s operating expense, 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, April 15. 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 Early Bird Catches The (Book) Worm event, which sell for $25 on Eventbrite or by calling the Kamloops Symphony office at 250-372-5000.

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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