It’s fast approaching, folks! Do you know what this weekend is? It’s the Friends of the Topsham Public Library Book Sale! If you are a member of Friends of the Topsham Public Library, there is a preview sale open to you on Friday, September 23 from 5pm-7pm. (If you are not a member and would like to become a member, you may purchase a membership at the door.) Then on Saturday, September 24 from 9am-4pm and Sunday, September 25 from 10am-2pm the book sale is open to the public. Sunday is the brown bag sale!
I look forward to this sale every year as I stock up on books I’ve already read and want to own and discover unique books or authors that are new to me. I asked members of the staff of Topsham Public Library if there were any special books that they had found at the annual book sale over the years, and here is what they said:
One of Cyndi’s favorite finds is Nightmares in the Sky text by Stephen King and photographs by F-Stop Fitzgerald. This is a collection of spine chilling photographs of gargoyles that will leave you feeling a little creeped out.
Emma’s unique find is an illustrated edition of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Not only is Wuthering Heights one of her favorite books as it is set in Yorkshire where she (and the Brontes) are from, but the book is illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg with wood engraving, a printmaking technique that Emma is fond of.
Just last year, Mariah was excited to find the ENTIRE Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. That’s thirteen books!
And Julie says, “My favorite and best pick from the book sale is the Pictorial Guide to Perennials. I look at this book all the time. I dream about some of the plants being in my own garden. I say dream because I can never find the time to actually get the plants into my garden! Or I might have some of the plants ( I can tell because the pictures actually look like my plants!) but I just wish I could spend more time enjoying them. But this book does not mess around. It has a picture of the plant, it’s Latin classification names, common names, descriptions of the plant, what kind of soil it prefers, how it ‘winters’, which zones are best for growing it, spacing of the plants and how to propagate them. That’s just some of the information it gives! It really is a fantastic book and I glad I found it at our book sale!”
As you can see from this small sampling, there is something for everyone: non-fiction, fiction, scary, educational, inspiring, and a grand selection of children’s books as well. So clear your calendars and come see us at the Friends of the Topsham Public Library Annual Book Sale!
You can find a flyer here: book sale poster 2016.