Mike Uncorked: CFUW Book Sale and Spring Reads 2019
By Mike Butler
This is one of my favourite times of the year: yes, spring, but mostly the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Annual Book Sale! It’s the ultimate go-to place for inexpensive reading material to get me through the spring and summer months. I love to read and this book sale is always a busy triumph for book lovers.
With a wide selection of books in all genres, you will no doubt fill a bag (or two) like I do. You can also find puzzles and games, CDs and DVDs, and other great treasures. You can’t go wrong with thousands of books, free admission, and plenty of parking!
Keep your eyes peeled for these great reading choices: You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian, Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken, The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer, Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi, My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing, Trust Exercise by Susan Choi, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, and Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer!
Other great titles to watch for: The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker, Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James, The Falconer by Dana Czapnik, and On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (the author of the fantastic The Hate U Give!).
For the LGBTQ Community (and everyone else, of course!) take a gander at these selections: Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg, Boy Erased by Garrad Conley, Can You Ever Forgive Me by Lee Israel, and I Can’t Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux.
Some of the best books from 2018 are now out in paperback, and here’s the many great titles you might have missed from last year: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday, Circle by Madeline Miller, Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi, That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam, The Recovering by Leslie Jamison, and I’ll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara.
Take a minute to pop down to the CFUW sale and gather some new reading material. Take a friend and introduce them to this wonderful event which raises tons of money for various local charities.
The CFUW’s Annual Book Sale is happening Friday March 29, 8:30-9:00 and Saturday March 30, 8:30am-3:00pm at the Wolfville Lions Club Community Hall, 36 Elm Avenue.
Also pop by The Odd Book, The Box of Delights Bookshop, and Rainbow’s End, Wolfville; Shelf Life in Berwick; Reader’s Haven, Windsor; Books Galore in Coldbrook, or Blue Griffin Books, Middleton, for more used and new book selections! We are so blessed to have so many places to find great literature! Happy reading!
*Image: Ron Lightburn has generously donated *Browsing* (acrylic on stretched canvas, 16″ x 12) to the CFUW, and it will be one of the prizes drawn at the end of this year’s CFUW book sale. Prizes also include two gift certificates from The Odd Book and a painting by CFUW member Gerri Robertson.*