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It’s nearly Summertime, and so it’s time to stock up on books for the beach and the lake—and help do some good along the way—at the Churchmouse Books’ Summer Book Sale, where we’re Celebrating All Things Green.

You’ll find the usual wide collection of pre-owned books in excellent condition—thousands and thousands of them, on the shelves, on tables, and in the pews, each with its own story to tell—plus a wide selection of previously-enjoyed puzzles of all kinds. You can also participate in a silent auction of some particularly valuable books in our collection.

And it doesn’t end there!

  • Meet some of our local community groups working on ecological sustainability and climate awareness, including the Community Association of Oak Bay and UVic's Living Lab revision of the 'Oak Bay Community Green Map', Vancouver Island Trail Association, and more
  • Listen to live music from our local community
  • Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches and hot dogs, hot and cold beverages and a chat with your neighbours.

So, come and browse the books and enjoy the community. Bring your friends. Bring your children. Bring the dog or cat. Admission is free. Donations of even more books are welcome!

The Churchmouse Bookshop—which is also open every Saturday, 10am - 1pm—receives used books in great condition from the Greater Victoria community and gives them out to new owners in return for cash donations in support of St. Mary’s charity efforts and partners. Our three main charity partners are the Food Bank at St. John the Divine, on Quadra and Mason, plus Threshold Housing Society and Our Place Society.