New Christian Aid Book Sale & Festival

Two book sales have been held in Edinburgh during Christian Aid Week every year for more than 40 years – at St Andrew’s and St George’s West on George Street and at Holy Corner. Over all these years, they have raised a phenomenal amount of money for the work of Christian Aid. 

We’re delighted to say that we are now going to provide a third sale location in the south east of the city. The sale will run from Saturday 13 May – Friday 19 May.

The church is very grateful for the sharing of experience and information by the other book sales and for the enthusiasm and support of Christian Aid Scotland, and from other local churches.

Here at Nicolson Square, there will also be talks and events running alongside the sale and this will give the week a flavour of a mini book festival. Read about the full line up here.

Volunteers are needed – Do you love books? Or know a bit about them? Are you burly and strong?! Are you good at welcoming people?

The roles will include:

– Moving boxes of books
– Sifting, sorting and pricing books
– Being on hand to assist customers
– Manning a stall or a cash desk
– Helping to clear up afterwards

There will be two main collection days at Nicolson Square ahead of the sale in March and April: 

Friday 17 March (12noon – 2pm); Saturday 18 March (9am – 2pm)
Friday 21 April (12noon – 2pm); Saturday 22 April (9am – 2pm)

If you can, to START COLLECTING BOOKS NOW AT HOME in preparation for bringing them in. Thank you!

If you would like to deliver books at another time please just get in touch.

Please let us know if you can help in any way or would like further information – every bit of help is welcome (even if just for one hour on one of the days).
The book sale and Festival is planned to run from Sat 13 May with sifting and sorting in the weeks before that.

Contact cemc.communication@gmail.com or telephone 0131 662 8635
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX