What started off seven years ago as a small book sale to raise money for charity has blossomed into a mini-festival with bands, a children’s show, and a great selection of donated books that start at NT$50, though organizers are encouraging larger donations.
The proceeds from tomorrow’s event will go to the Childhood Burn Foundation of the ROC (中華民國兒童燙傷基金會).
The music, provided by a nine-band lineup that includes Dirty Skies, The Ever So Friendlies, and Three Day Bender, begins at 1pm. From 4pm to 7pm there will be entertainment for the kids by Taichung Improv and a ventriloquist.
A raffle starts at dusk and continues between bands with prizes ranging from scuba dives and gym memberships to chiropractor sessions, sax lessons and a mountain bike, as well as other merchandise from the event’s sponsors.
■ Whose Travel Seventh Annual Charity Book Exchange at Frog 1, 106, Huamei W St Sec 1, Greater Taichung (台中市華美西街一段106號)
■ Tomorrow from noon to 11:30pm, with bands from 1pm, and children’s entertainment from 4pm to 7pm
■ Admission is free. On the Net: www.whosetravel.com/special_pages/book_exchange_2011_call_for_books.htm