Swire Properties’ “Books for Love @ $10” Launches Online Bookshop In-Person Charity Book Sale Postponed to 25 June – 3 July
13 April 2022, Hong Kong – Swire Properties’ popular annual charity book sale, “Books for Love @ $10”, is launching its first-ever online bookshop from 16 May to 16 June. Meanwhile, the event’s in-person book sale, which was originally scheduled in April will be postponed, due to the current pandemic situation.
The online bookshop will mainly feature books for children and young persons, and all books will be sold at a standard price of HK$10 each. More details will be announced shortly.
The “Books for Love @ $10” in-person book sale will be rescheduled to 25 June to 3 July, from 12 noon to 8 pm. The nine-day event will be held at ArtisTree and Berkshire House, Taikoo Place in Quarry Bay. The extended period for the book sale will allow more book lovers to browse and buy their favourite books at HK$10 each.
“Books for Love @ $10” is now in its tenth run since 2009. To celebrate this milestone, Swire Properties will be launching a special offer of “Buy 10 for 11” for all book lovers. Also, the Company has teamed up with 10 illustrators who will be showcasing their inspiring illustrations on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We launched a large-scale book recycling drive in January this year, calling for the donation of books from the public via 44 books collection points throughout Hong Kong. Thanks to everyone, the Company has now collected over 300,000 books. Volunteers will be sorting and categorising the books for sale.
In line with Swire Properties’ focus on sustainability and building close-knit communities, the Company also seeks to foster literacy and the spirit of giving with this special event. This year, Swire Properties and its partners are launching a “Gift a Book” programme, where the general public are invited to purchase book coupons online, which the organisers will help donate to under-privileged students.
Thousands of volunteers support the book sorting, processing, distribution as well as sale activities for the charity book sale every year. If anyone would like to help volunteer, please contact the Agency for Volunteer Service at 2546 0694 or email email@example.com for details.
Sponsored by Swire Properties, “Books for Love @ $10” is co-organised by the Swire Properties Community Ambassador programme, the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) and the Agency for Volunteer Service (AVS). It is one of Swire Properties’ biggest and most popular charity campaigns, and proceeds from the charity sale will go towards supporting the “Treasure Trove” project led by BGCA, and volunteering services by AVS.
|Duration for online bookshop||16 May to 16 June 2022|
|Duration and location for in-person book sale|| |
25 June to 3 July 2022
• ArtisTree (1/F Cambridge House, Taikoo Place) •Suite 404-407,4/F Berkshire House, Taikoo Place
|Books For Love|
Refer to press release for more information