Books make for social change at huge Edinburgh sale

By staff writers
14 May 2011

The legendary Christian Aid Edinburgh book sale is back in action this weekend, and throughout the coming week, raising tens of thousands of pounds for the struggle against global poverty.

The iconic Scottish event is one of the largest in the annual chairty fundraising calendar - and over the years has attracted famous supporters and book autographers, including former Doctor Who actor David Tennant, whose father was once Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Thousands of books. including antiquarian and out-of-print volumes, are available throughout the week, many at bargain prices. Paintings and prints, ephemera, sheet music, antiques and collectables, stamps and postcards, records and CDs, videos and DVDs, toys and games are also being sold. There is baking, and plenty of cakes and preserves, too.

The Undercroft Cafe will be open open all day at the venue, St Andrew's and St George's West Church in the heart of the Scottish capital.

Proceeds will benefit some of the world's poorest communities, in countries where Christian Aid works in partnership with local NGOs and faith groups - providing relief and backing development and social change regardless of creed and religion.

Times: Saturday 14 May 10am-4pm; Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 and Friday 20 May 10am-3.30pm; Thursday 19 May 10am-7pm. Closed Sunday 15 May.

Venue: St Andrew's and St George's West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA.

More on the sale: http://www.standrewsandstgeorges.co.uk/christian_aid_book_sale.php

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