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Books turn into big bucks for Children's Hospital

Posted: 04/19/2013 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

Last Modified: 04/19/2013 2:35 PM | Updates

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THE Children's Hospital Book Market is usually a book buyer's paradise.

On Saturday morning, when the market's biggest sale of the season kicks off at St. Vital Centre, it could be like a jungle out there.

That's because a 21-book set of Tarzan hardcover books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, published by Grosset & Dunlap, which market organizers say are in very good to mint condition and date to the 1930s, will be the highlights of the thousands of books donated by Manitobans that will be for sale.

The book market's opening day is always a popular one for literary collectors, and co-ordinator Carol Irving doesn't expect the Tarzan books to sit around for too long before after the mall opens at 10 a.m.

Even with an $800 price tag for the 21-book set.

"The mall opens at 7 a.m. for mall walkers," Irving said. "Some people might come as early at 8 o'clock to find their spot to start from."

Proceeds from the eight-day sale, which runs from April 20-27, go towards the Children's Hospital and the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

Books are donated to the market from all across Manitoba. Among the hundreds of 50-cent novels are some real gems, Irving said.

"You'd be shocked what comes out of those boxes."

The book market, which sets up its tables three times a year, is in its 53rd year and has raised more than $7,000,000 for the hospital and the foundation, last year raising over $447,000, said Irving.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 19, 2013 D2

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Updated on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 2:35 PM CDT: Tweaks sentence about history of book sale.

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