The Pawlet Library Book Sale Happens this Weekend
With more than 20,000 new and used books for sale, the Pawlet Public Library’s annual book sale is one of the largest in New England. The sale, now in its 52nd year, is expected to attract book lovers from Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The event will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet.
“People love this book sale,” said Mary Lou Willits, director of the Pawlet Public Library. ”It’s about discovery, really. All of the books are donated locally. Yo’ll find best-sellers and other sought-after fare. But there are loads of quirky things, too. Fascinating surprises surface from Vermonter’s bookshelves and nightstands!”
The books are sorted and arrayed on tables in the School’s gymnasium, with signage to make browsing through them easy. Categories include fiction and mystery, rare books, young adult and children’s books – plus nonfiction books on art, history, biographies, cooking, gardening, health and lots more. Other offerings include DVDs, CDs, audio books, VHS tapes, record albums, puzzles and games. On Saturday, look for hardcovers priced at $2, softcovers priced at $1, and children’s hardcovers for $1; all paperback books are 25 cents each or six for $1. Sunday is bag sale day. Shoppers are advised to bring bags or boxes, whichever day they come.
A variety of foods will also be available from the Book Lover’s Cafe – and a bake sale will offer goodies made and donated by local voluneers. This year’s raffle prize is a 2×4-foot hooked wool rug from Chandler 4 Corners. Credit cards are accepted. All sale proceeds will go towards public programming at the Library, located in an accessible, renovated historic schoolhouse at 141 School Street in Pawlet Village. Visit pawletpubliclibrary.wordpress.com, or stop by to pick up a printed brochure of programs for 2019. For more information, email [email protected] or call 802-325-3123.