Every year in MAY at Holy Corner, Edinburgh
The Booksale runs every May during Christian Aid Week. The Booksale committee are very grateful to Morningside United Church who give us the use of the church sanctuary for a total of over three weeks, allowing us to set up the sale, open to the public for a whole week, and clear it all away. They also allow us to use part of the church basement for book storage and sorting all year round. It’s largely thanks to them that we make as much as we do.
In 2017 the total amount donated to Christian Aid by the Holy Corner Christian Aid Committee including the Booksale and other fundraising such as the house-to-house collection, and after deduction of expenses, was £15,732.
Though the 2018 sale is some way away we are already getting donations and some volunteers are busy sorting and pricing them. You can deliver books now to the side door of Morningside United Church in Chamberlain Road. The church is not necessarily open all the time though it is likely that there will be someone there on Monday and Thursday mornings. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BOOKS OUTSIDE THE DOOR IF THERE IS NO-ONE THERE. If you are unable to deliver please Contact Us and we will try to arrange a pick up.
The Booksale is run entirely by volunteers. We always welcome new volunteers for sorting, pricing, setting up, and various tasks during the week of the sale and the previous two weeks. For details of how to volunteer see our Volunteering page and for any other information about the Booksale Contact Us.
The Booksale is hosted by Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road, Morningside, Edinburgh EH10 4DJ. Website: http://www.morningsideunitedchurch.org.uk/ . Other local churches are also involved.
The proceeds are wholly donated to Christian Aid, which is a charity registered in Scotland (SC039150) and in England and Wales (1105851).