CatSpan to hold a spring book sale

Group only wants books that have a chance of selling in feral cat fundraiser

Like many others, Jennifer Coleman enjoys a good read — and she’s confident there are many others out there who feel the same way.

That’s one of the reasons the sparkplug for the Nanoose CatSpan group is putting out the call for as many high-quality books as she can get. The main reason is that CatSpan, which looks after colonies of feral cats in the area, needs them for its annual spring book sale.

“We currently have over 20 colonies with about 200 neutered and spayed cats,” she said. “We have colonies in Nanoose Bay, Coombs, Bowser, Parksville, all over Oceanside. We even have a colony in Lantzville. Our food bills ate up $8,000 last year.”

CatSpan has been putting on the event for four years, Coleman said, and last year they raised $7,000. She stressed that not just any old books will do.

“Saleability is the key. If you wouldn’t buy it yourself, then nobody else will want to, either.”

Coleman said her group is not interested in sets of encyclopedias, or handyman books in particular.

Donations can be dropped off at Petsville and Pharmasave in Parksville, Royal LePage in Nanoose Bay and the Qualicum Animal Hospital in Qualicum Beach.

For more information call 250-248-6095.