Our perennially popular semi-annual fundraiser, Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale, is returning to normal size following a shortened sale in the fall of 2020 and a “remixed” Mixed Bag Edition in the spring of this year. The biggest and best sale of gently used books, music, and more returns to 444 Seymour Street, running from Saturday, November 20 to Saturday, December 4, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Saturday, and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sundays.

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 winter reading or to find some great Christmas gifts. The semi-annual sale has been wonderfully successful due to its highly organized donations of books and music and our 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.

Exclusive Early Access

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 Friday, November 19. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase items between 7-9:00 pm, ahead of the public opening the next morning. Only 50 tickets are available, which sell for $28 from Eventbrite or by calling our office at 250-372-5000.

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Donations will be gratefully accepted at 444 Seymour Street from November 17-19, between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Donors are asked to come in the front door, not the loading docks, and to be aware that COVID restrictions prevent any physical on-site assistance with donations.

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.