April 25, 2018

Friends of Princeton Public Library Book Sale Will Take Place May 4-6 in Community Room

Continuing the new tradition of the Friends Annual Book Sale being held in the spring, the 2018 Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Sale will take place May 4-6 in the library’s Community Room.

This year’s sale includes thousands of books for all ages and across a wide variety of topics. Most books are priced between $1 and $3, with art books and special selections priced higher. On the last day of the sale (Sunday), everything will be sold at half price.

The event opens with a preview sale Friday, May 4, 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 to the book sale is free for the remainder of the sale. Hours are noon-8:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

The sale includes an excellent selection of literary classics, fiction, mysteries, art, science, math, politics, and history, with an outstanding collection of books in the field of African American Studies, as well as children’s books and many other categories. Special items at this year’s sale include: A first edition of the two-volume Letters and Notes on the Manners, Custom, and Condition of the North American Indians by George Catlin, published in 1841, a beautiful book with many plates; a first edition of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse five; a signed copy of A Memoir by John Glenn; a 1942 first edition of Shakespeare in Harlem by Langston Hughes; a limited edition of Mandate for Change signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower; and a rare first edition of A Little Night Music signed by Stephen Sondheim, along with numerous Franklin Limited Edition signed volumes by, among others, Ralph Ellison, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams.

For more information, contact Claire Bertrand, Friends Book Sale manager, (609) 924-9529 ext. 1227, or cbertrand@princetonlibrary.org.