After we had moved into our new place in Greenwich in December, one of the first things we did was head over to The Greenwich Library on West Putnam Avenue. We got our library cards and explored. We saw thousands upon thousands of new books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, computers, help desks, an art gallery, and even an art loan program. Plus, we loved just gathering up our CDs and books on Ireland and checking ourselves out…nice and simple. Having all of these great features, hosting awesome events and programs, and keeping up the library isn’t easy at all, so The Greenwich Library is hosting a Book Sale Weekend from May 17-19. Books (and more) will be on sale including audiobooks, biographies, children’s books, DVDs, cookbooks, fiction, romance novels, young adult literature, and more. Here are the Book Sale Weekend details:
May 17, 5-8 pm:
Special Book Sale Preview Party for $100. That gets you early access to the books that are on sale and let’s you in on a fun party with food from Burke Catering, Barcelona, and Whole Foods Market Greenwich. And, yes, there will be drinks…espresso NEAT will be pouring coffee and espresso, there will be wine and liquors from Horseneck Wines & Liquors, and there will be plenty of drinking of the library’s signature “Book-tini” cocktail. Guests will also get a chance to meet with antique book appraiser Ken Gloss who is a frequent appraiser on Antiques Road Show. Ken will appraise up to five books and documents for free as part of your entrance fee, plus you’ll be able to hear Ken talk about “Is There Value in Your Old and Rare Books?” in the Cole Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased by going here https://greenwichlibrary.ejoinme.org/booksalepreviewparty or contacting Sarah Falvo at (203) 622-7957.
May 18, 9 am to 4 pm:
Book sale, food party, and family fun. Head over to the lower level of the Greenwich Library’s parking garage. While you look at books and other things to buy, you’ll be able to munch on some gourmet grilled cheese from the gals at Melt Mobile, chow down on some killer lobster rolls from Captain Mike of Lobstercraft, and make things a bit spicier by visiting the Indian food truck of Tandoori Express. In addition, check out the eReader petting zoo, arts and crafts, get some henna tattoos, listen to some music, and check out some historical artifacts.
May 19, 11 am – 2 pm:
Box sale! Here’s the deal of the century if you’re into books and want to add a lot to your collection. You’ll pay just $7 for a box or you can get 2 for just $10. Nice deal!
So, definitely come on down to check out The Greenwich Library and this special Book Sale Weekend. As you can see, there are lots of great things planned.
What’s your favorite book and/or author?