The Great Pawling Library Book Sale Offers Many Surprises
By Susan Stone
Every spring the Pawling Library hosts its annual book sale. This year, the sale will take place at the newly renovated Lathrop Center located at 2 Lakeside Drive on Saturday June 1st from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, June 2nd, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and the following weekend on Saturday June 8th, from 9-4 and Sunday June 9the from 10-3. Aside from the amazing array (over 25,000 volumes) of books for sale in every category imaginable, both in hardcover and paperback, this year’s sale will definitely surprise and delight everyone who attends.
Deb Barnett, chair of the 2019 Great Pawling Library Book Sale, shared, “When I was asked to chair this years Pawling Library Book Sale, I was excited to work with an amazing group of volunteers who were willing to expand the event from just selling books to creating an experience for all attending. I want to thank the library trustees for believing in my vision of growing the book sale into a festival, and this year is the first step in that direction.” Barnett spoke with local vendors who were excited to bring this vision to life. The opening weekend of the book sale festival will find Sunflour Bakery selling coffee, tea and pastries to morning shoppers looking for a great read or perfect gift from 7:30 a.m through 11:30 am., followed by Roseann’s Kitchen on June 1st from 11:30 to 3:30 and Stacy’s BBQ on June 2nd during those same hours. All are invited to shop and stay for lunch!
Additionally, throughout both weekends, talented local authors will offer readings and/or performances of their works, as well as book signings. Among those in attendance will be: Marian Grudko, Jennifer Morfea, Bernadette Shustak, Stephanie Rogers, as well as Carol Paterno and Doris Tomaselli. Stop by the Author Tent to see what’s doin’.
Beginning on Monday, June 3rd, participating stores in town will hand out a BOGO (Buy One Get One) book coupon to all customers who make a purchase from their stores. The book sale will run concurrently with the Car Show on Sunday, June 9th, when Brown Bag deals on all books will be available up the road a piece at Lathrop.
Of course, everyone can look forward to all the usual book sale attractions…Early bird admission on June 1st is from 8-9:30 where you can pick up the best of the best for a $25.00 admission fee. This year there is a unique selection devoted to art and painting, along with an amazing selection of Children’s books, DVDs and CDs. Bag Sale Day is on Sunday, June 9th. Buy a bag of all you can carry for $5.00!
As always, the library is looking for volunteers to help set up and tear down this event. Community service hours are available to all teen volunteers. Contact the library at 855-3444 or sign up at the Circulation Desk. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Pawling Library.