The Five Colleges Book Sale is almost here! This coming Saturday, April 21, the doors of Lebanon High School will open at 9:00 a.m.—and the fun begins!
Last post we told you about some of what is in the Fiction Room (the high school cafeteria). But—what’s in the gym? That’s where the Non-Fiction Room is—and it is loaded! We have no less than 75 categories of non-fiction, including Sealed Bids (see our Web site to find out more about these one-time offerings) and our Specials table—which will have a large selection of rare and unusual books.
The non-fiction categories are far too numerous to list—but here are a few. For A-B-C, we include Anthropology/Sociology, Antiques, Art/Architecture, Biographies, Civil War history, Classical Literature, and Cookbooks/Wine. Within D–H, we have Drama, Education, Foreign Language, Gardening, Government, History, Home/Interior Design, and Humor. Among the L–P tables you will find Law, Mathematics, Military, Mythology, Nature, New Age, New England Interest, Photography, and Poetry. And to finish the alphabet, Reference, Science/Technology, Shakespeare, Sports, Travel/Adventure, and Young Adult.
That’s only a partial list—look at our Web site to get the full menu and be amazed!
One of the most joyful things at the sale is Oddments! Ann Haskell, who puts it all together, describes it as “minor matters, wonderful and weird: ephemera, small sized books on various subjects, some leather-bound books; blank albums and journals; memorabilia, old postcards; Peter Pauper Press books and Victoriana, and the occasional framed poster. Almost anything might turn up!” And she is so right—don’t miss Oddments! It’s in the cafeteria, just before you plunge into the Fiction.
The Five Colleges Book Sale in on Saturday, April 21 from 9–5 (10% discount for purchases over $200), and Sunday, April 22 from 11–4 (half-price day). Free admission, ample parking, and handicapped accessible. This is one of New England’s largest sales of old books, and all profits go to scholarship support for Vermont and New Hampshire students.
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Mark your calendars now—don’t miss this major Upper Valley annual event!