“Almost Spring” book sale set for March 4-7
WESTPORT — For the 25th straight year, the Westport Library will be peddling everything from mystery books to vinyl records with its “Almost Spring” book sale.
“This year’s winter sale looks to be the largest we’ve ever had here at the library. Thanks to the generous donations from the community that come in throughout the year and the tireless work of our volunteers we are able to offer a huge selection of thousands of items this year,” said Mimi Greenlee, the co-chair of the book sale which will take place from March 4 through March 7.
The list of offerings includes: fiction, travel, biography, history, cooking, home, crafts, sports, test prep, DVDs, CDs, magazines and postage stamps. Held in the McManus room, all proceeds go to the library.
The breadth of variety offered up by the sale will serve patrons with wide-ranging interests. She said, “It’s not just about the books. Because we have so many unique items — playbills from shows you may have seen decades ago, postcards and maps from places you’ve traveled, stamps, bookmarks and other collectibles — it’s really a chance to walk down memory lane and uncover some hidden gems.”
The sale will take place on March 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.; March 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and March 7 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. On March 6 everything at the sale is half-price.
“The committee is incredibly dedicated and excited about bringing these unique offerings to the community,” said Rachel Reese, director of communications and marketing for the library. “There’s a really wide range of items available for all ages.”