The Broadview Book Bonanza is a long-running fundraiser / community event / major opportunity to recycle, which has been going on at Broadview for a LONG time. I wish I could tell you exactly how long, but I can tell you I won a Book Bonanza Poster contest when I was in grade seven at Broadview … so do some math!
If you love books, the Book Bonanza is, well, a bonanza of books. Some beautiful, some ancient, some barely read, some much-loved.
You can always tell when a book’s been a book club selection – there will be a pile of them for sale at the Book Bonanza.
The doors open to the public at 4:00 p.m. today, but I was in the gym, doing pizza, and watched as teachers and volunteers wandered between tables and said, “Oh, this one is great!” and “Have you read this?” It’s book sharing at its best.
Here’s what the Book Bonanza looks like from my perch on the stage with my pizza boxes:
Our principal is in this picture, browsing the book selection. Here’s a close-up view:
We’ve had a running joke in my house – because our school community was so generous in purchasing Objects in Mirror, we’ve been trying to guess how many copies will show up at this year’s Book Bonanza. I was in sorting teen books yesterday, and I could only see two.
I can’t decide whether to be happy that so many people seem to have held on to their copy, or sad, because the picture below makes it quite clear that the more books you sell, and money you make as an author, the more of your books will be at the Broadview Book Bonanza. I’d take Stephanie Meyer’s success any day!