St Andrews and St George's West Book Sale
St Andrew's & St George's West Church
Since it started in 1974 the sale has raised over £2m for Christian Aid’s work to end poverty.
During Christian Aid Week, over 500 volunteers from Edinburgh and beyond work together to create the UK’s biggest fundraising event.
Over 100,000 books of every kind fill the sanctuary and both courtyards. But there’s much more than books. Upstairs in the gallery you’ll find sheet music (and more books!). Downstairs in the Undercroft Café you’ll find a gallery of pictures and delicious homebaking. In the Davidson Room, hidden, at the back of the church and you’ll find a treasure trove of antiques and collectables. And did we mention the toys, records, stamps and postcards?
The patron for this year’s sale is Kirsty Wark. Kirsty is a renowned BBC presenter with a vast experience in multimedia and journalism. She has won several major awards for her work including Bafta Scotland Journalist of the Year in 1993, Best Television Presenter in 1998, Scot of the Year in 1998 and was nominated for the Richard Dimbleby Award for Best Television Presenter in the Baftas in 2000.