The Writer’s Guild’s Book Swap returned to Delta this Wednesday, March 19 in the Upper Danner Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Upon entering the Danner Hall, one was overtaken by the distinctive smell of old books.
Donations vary from semester to semester. One such donation this time was of 1,000 books through Tama Brisbane and With Our Words, Inc.
Books are not the only type of media donated. The Book Swap is actually an all-media swap, magazines, CDs, DVDs, VHS, LPs, comics and video games are welcome as well.
This year a keen observer would have seen obscure Vhs tapes like M.C. Hammer “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em,” a vinyl single by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, endless lines of romance novels and law books, including one specifically for Canadian Law.
Through the day, people were able to come and go, grabbing whatever peaked their interest, all the while Writer’s Guild members informed people about the activities of the club and purpose behind the event.
Delta student Elizabeth Garcia was there at the Swap and expressed the importance of such an event.
“There are so many books and there are so many different things and people need to know that books are still around and it’s not just the internet. I have been coming to the books swap for four semesters now,” said Garcia.
Angela Bardot, Alumni and former Writer’s Guild President was at the event volunteering and helping oversee the event.
“A few years ago we wanted to create a event that helps promote literacy within the community college and one of the ways we figure how to do it was to create book swap. With collaboration of The Writer’s Guild, myself when I was president and the help of our advisor Paula Sheil,” said Bardot.