St. Peter’s Book Sale offers summer reading, help for kindergartners in Africa

Students at Joy to the World kindergarten in Namibia, Africa.

Need some new books for the beach — or fun options for your kids’ summer reading? Come browse the book fair this Sunday, July 15, in the courtyard of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar. They’ll be setting out hundreds of great reads from St. Peter’s Thrift Shop, including best-selling fiction, mysteries, biographies, cookbooks and lots of books for young readers. Prices are $1 for paperbacks, $2 for hardbacks and 50 cents for any children’s book.

Even better, proceeds from the sale will help support children in need in Africa. The Thrift Shop will be donating funds to Joy to the World Kindergarten, a small school in Odibo, Namibia. Many of the children at Joy to the World are HIV/AIDS orphans, and live in thatched huts, struggling in a world of hunger and poverty. At Joy to the World, the little ones receive hot lunches, lessons in reading, writing, and singing, as well as lots of care and fun, preparing them for first grade at public school.

The book sale will run from 8:30 a.m. until noon. St. Peter’s is located at 334 14th St. in Del Mar Village, one block east of Highway 101. For more information, see