Playas del Coco’s Annual Spring Book Sale will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Coldwell Banker office on the town’s Main Boulevard. Sale hours both days are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. All proceeds will be donated to C.A.R.E., Coco Animal Rescue and Education, to support monthly spay and neutering clinics and extensive work in providing help to sick and homeless animals.
Sale organizers expect to have several thousand books available donated by the larger hotels and left by guests, the Ladies Book Club, and the town’s high volume readers. Donations are welcome both sale days, and shelves will be continually restocked assuring a good selection for all. The majority of books will be in English and for adults. However, if things go as they have in the past, there will be books in Spanish and other languages and a large selection of children’s books.
In addition to books, the sale will feature games, puzzles and CDs.
Work began several weeks ago to organize the inventory so as to make it easier for shoppers to locate books by specific authors or categories of interest.
In addition to being a draw for the local community, the sale has attracted regional interest thanks to its size and is being publicized throughout Guanacaste. Specific audiences known to have an interest are also being targeted including area educators, members of groups similar to C.A.R.E., church congregations and those already out and about eating at many of the town’s restaurants on sale days.
Guiding the event this year are three co-chairpersons, each focused on a different function of the event. Leading the group is Kent Carthey, who is also in charge of publicity and promotion. Roseanna Boyer has responsibilities for managing the space and the sales/service team. Bill Elms is gathering donations and organizing them.