As part of the festivities celebrating their 40th year in business, the Laughing Oyster Bookshop is showcasing two popular community partnerships that encourage the joys of reading for all ages.
You can add your support for literacy and the power of story by stopping by their ‘rest’ tent during the 44th annual Downtown Courtenay Market Day – July 19 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Laughing Oyster’s participation in Raise-a-Reader supports a year-round initiative to raise funds for local literacy programs. During Market Day, visit the Laughing Oyster Bookshop rest tent on 5th Street and browse through a selection of great books. For your donation you can take home a book and know that 100 per cent of your contribution goes directly to the Comox Valley Raise-a-Reader initiative. Your support will fund literacy programs and resources for families, children, youth and adults.
Laughing Oyster is a committed supporter of the Raise-A-Reader campaign, now entering its second year in the Comox Valley.
Anytime between 2 – 3 p.m., don’t miss the chance to meet well-known Comox Valley author Clyde Woolman in the Laughing Oyster rest tent. A favourite teacher and principal in the community, Woolman has also published two fiction books: Smugglers at the Lighthouse and Yurek: Edge of Extinction.
Written for young readers age 10 and over, these adventure novels weave messages of tolerance and trust with wit, mystery, action and a touch of magic. (Think Hardy Boys with a modern twist.) This year’s Market Day is a great opportunity to meet the author, who will be pleased to sign copies of his books.
– Laughing Oyster Bookshop