Featuring collectible books by Jane Austen, Henry James, and Eva Peron, not to mention Zelda Fitzgerald, the 2015 Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale will take place October 16 to 18 in the library’s Community Room and in a tent on Hinds Plaza.
Featuring nearly 10,000 books for all ages on a wide variety of topics, the event opens with a preview sale Friday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. A ticket for the preview sale is $10, but is free for Friends of the Library. Numbered tickets will be available at the door starting at 8 a.m. Customers enter the sale in numerical order. Barcode scanners will be permitted at the tables, but collecting books to scan will not be allowed.
Starting at noon, admission is free for the remainder of the sale. Hours are noon-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1-5:30 p.m. Sunday.
On Sunday, books will be sold at half price in the Community Room and in the tent on Hinds Plaza. From 3-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, a bag sale will be held in the tent where a standard grocery bag can be filled with books for $5. Bags will be supplied at the sale.
In addition to the Peacock edition of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice; a first edition, first printing of The Golden Bowl by Henry James; the first U.K. edition of Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz; and a rare copy of La Razon De Mi Vida by Eva Peron, there will be books signed by Wyndham Lewis and Aaron Copland, among many inscribed volumes, as well as a first printing of Tom Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, among a number of modern first editions. more