Pitching in for the library

When John Coburn quit selling books online through ABE he decided to liquidate remaining stock at a summertime by-donation table.

When John and Myrna Coburn moved Coburn’s Bookworld Ltd. from Burnaby to Midway in 2003 they came with more books than the Midway Library had in its’ collection. The online bookselling business operated for a number of years out of the Glenburn Manor Coffee House. But John has now closed the online book business and had to find a way to get rid of the remaining stock.

So each Monday he reloads a large table of books that sits on the patio outside the Bored Room Bistro with another couple of hundred books, which people are encouraged to browse. If they find a title they’d like to take home they need only make a donation. All the money donated goes to the Midway Public Library.

He started the table in June and was able to hand over an envelope with $400 to library director Nicole Ferrier on Tuesday morning.

Each week Coburn goes through the books that weren’t taken and any that explain Canada are given to Earl Lehmann and his Help for Simara Project in the Philippines. All large print books go to Boundary Lodge in Grand Forks.

“It is really amazing and appreciated,” said Ferrier in receiving the donation. “It is so kind of you to do that. Thank you very much.”

The book table will remain on the patio at the Bored Room Bistro into October.

 

 

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