Update about Calgary READS used book sale: going bananas!

As posted last week, Calgary READS is holding their huge used booksale on Friday May 23th and Saturday the 24th.  I revisited their site, and they now have information about a contest and the activities of those days that go beyond simply shopping for books (as if you could ever top that!).


They will be open late on Saturday night with STORY TIME for the kids from 6pm – 8pm and DATE NIGHT for the growns-ups from 9pm – 11pm.


How many fantastic books do you think you can fit into a wheelbarrow? Now’s your chance to find out!

The winner of their Twitter contest gets a 30-second opportunity to go #bananas4books at the book sale on Thursday, May 22 (in the daytime, at a time yet to be determined) and fill up a wheelbarrow with as many FREE books as they can!

Contest rules are also at  Bananas4books contest

It’s easy to enter this contest! Post a tweet on Twitter that includes:

  • the hashtag #bananas4books
  • the Calgary Reads handle @calgaryreads
  • and follow Calgary Reads on Twitter.

Sample tweet: I want to go #bananas4books at the CBC – Calgary Reads Book Sale May 23-24. @calgaryreads

Contest opens 3:00 pm Thursday, May 8 2014 and closes 7:00 am on Wednesday, May 21 2014. Only one entry per person. Participants may only use one Twitter account to participate. Each complete and eligible response automatically qualifies as an entry to the contest. Calgary Reads does not accept entries via phone, fax, mail or email. Calgary Reads staff and their families are exempt. The winner will be notified on Wednesday, May 21 2014 by direct message on Twitter.


And on top of all that, it’s a worthy place to spend your money to support literacy in Calgary!

For more details about donating books, volunteering, location, parking and times, see last week’s post, here.

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