Hundreds of people flocked to the Muesum at Campbell River over the weekend for their annual fundraising book sale. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Museum overrun by words…and fans of them

Hundreds take in fundraising books sale, and take home more literary friends

Within the first 10 minutes of opening its doors Saturday morning, the Museum at Campbell River welcomed 165 people through them.

They weren’t there to see the exhibits. They were there to add to their book collections.

The museum’s annual fundraiser sees both the lobby and main gallery filled with tables and tables and boxes and boxes of the written word. From biographies to cookbooks, children’s books to mystery novels and everything in between. Books in the main gallery were priced at $1 each or as many as you can fit in a museum-provided bag for $20.

The sale continues until 5 p.m. tonight and is on again tomorrow from noon to 4 p.m.