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There are library book sales, then there is Westport . . .



 
 
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Old June 26th 09, 08:02 PM posted to rec.arts.mystery,rec.collecting.books
Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
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Default There are library book sales, then there is Westport . . .

From booksalefinder.com

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Westport, CT

Quality Counts!

Westport Public Library Friends
20 Jesup Rd. (off US Rte 1)
203-291-4800 July 18 - 21

* July 18-21 16th Annual Summer Sale
* Days and hours:
o Saturday & Sunday: 9-6
o Monday: 9-7 (everything half-price)
o Tuesday: 9-1 (free day; cash donations welcomed)
* More tents than ever - plus air-conditioned inside
space -- for over 80,000:
o Sorted books in all categories for all ages
o Children's books and videos in their own tent
o Videos and DVDs
o Audio books and music CDs, especially many
unusual titles from a music teacher's estate
o LP records
o And our popular category: Noteworthy: old,
interesting, fragile, and vintage books in all subjects that
you might otherwise miss
* And featuring:
o Greenwood Publishing books (including Praeger,
Oryx, Heinemann, and Libraries Unlimited). All new and
recent titles, many still shrink-wrapped, and all
attractively priced for resale.
o Thousands of art and photography books, more
than ever before.
o Cinema, ballet, theatre, and music titles: a
large collection of books, including many academic and
unusual titles, many from two estates, as well as elocution,
dialect and speech books from renowned speech and dialog
coaches Tim Monich and Edith Skinner.
o Gay and lesbian titles in social studies, art,
poetry, and performing arts.
o From the estate of Westporter Gordon Manning,
onetime head of both CBS News and NBC News, a collection of
over 500 books, including print and broadcast journalism
titles, many of which are signed presentation copies, in
various categories.
o A small collection from the library of the late
Associate Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan II,
signed by him, from his student days at Princeton and Oxford
to his private practice and the Supreme Court, from the
estate of his longtime landscaper and gardener.
o From the downsized library of Sybil Steinberg,
longtime Publisher's Weekly critic and editor, her personal
collection of novels, including first editions and review copies
o Bilingual academic books in Arabic and other
Middle Eastern languages on regional subjects, embracing
Islam and cuneiform-like languages
o Over 40 Viking Portable Library first editions
in dust jackets on various subjects.
o And our notable book for 2009: JAR Paris, Joel
Arthur Rosenthal's jewelry book. Click here for a complete
description, including photographs, as well as descriptions
of other featured titles.
* Secure holding areas for large-volume buyers to
examine selections
* Visa and MasterCard accepted.
* Ample, easy parking; handicapped accessible.
* Quick access from Exit 17 on I-95 or Exit 41 on CT 15
(Merritt Parkway)
* Same weekend as the Westport Annual Fine Arts Festival
* And what you have come to expect: Free admission, no
double-pricing, no Internet skimming, no preview sale, and
our same low prices, starting at 50 cents for mass-market
paperbacks
* For more details and the latest information, click on
Westport Library Book Sales where you can also sign up for
email notices about all our book sales. You can also call
us, 203-291-4800
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--
Francis A. Miniter

Oscuramente
libros, laminas, llaves
siguen mi suerte.

Jorge Luis Borges, La Cifra Haiku, 6
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Old June 27th 09, 03:10 AM posted to rec.arts.mystery,rec.collecting.books
Willow
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Default There are library book sales, then there is Westport . . .

I am drooling...

Willow
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Old June 27th 09, 05:37 AM posted to rec.arts.mystery,rec.collecting.books
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Default There are library book sales, then there is Westport . . .

On Jun 26, 3:02�pm, "Francis A. Miniter"
wrote:
�From booksalefinder.com

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Westport, CT

Quality Counts!

Westport Public Library Friends

� � �* July 18-21 16th Annual Summer Sale



OMG !!! (Checking Metro North...)
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Old June 27th 09, 02:16 PM posted to rec.arts.mystery,rec.collecting.books
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This sort of thing is unconstitutional. It is prohibited under the
cruel and unusual punishments clause. There are many many of us out
here that do not have any way to get to this sale.

Bill
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Old June 27th 09, 03:09 PM posted to rec.arts.mystery,rec.collecting.books
Bob F.[_5_]
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"Willow" wrote in message
...
I am drooling...

Willow


Guess there must be a young boy in the room with you, eh?

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Old June 28th 09, 09:51 PM posted to rec.arts.mystery,rec.collecting.books
Andrew Barss
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Lucky you -- sounds wonderful.

-- Andy Barss

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Old July 19th 09, 02:54 PM posted to rec.arts.mystery,rec.collecting.books
J[_2_]
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Default There are library book sales, then there is Westport . . .

On Jun 27, 9:16�am, BillGill wrote:
This sort of thing is unconstitutional. �It is prohibited under the
cruel and unusual punishments clause. �There are many many of us out
here that do not have any way to get to this sale.



When I checked the location of the sale on Google, I learned that the
library was only a half-hour walk from the train station. I don't
consider that a big deal so, as fair weather was predicted, I decided
to go for it.

It was a major disappointment to me (and a waste of $21 in train
fare). It was, when all is said and done, a libray sale--discards and
donations, mostly fairly recent stuff. The personal collections must
have been scattered among the various categories, and there was not a
shrink-wrapped book to be seen by 11 am.

If you were only interested in filling a bag (or box) with inexpensive
books, it was great. There certainly were a lot of books. But there
wasn't much there in collectible condition, IMO (way too many book
club editions). One of the three books I did buy turns out to have
check marks--in pen, of course--against a list inside. grrrrrr

The Fine Arts Festival was interesting to look at, and I took
postcards from two artists for possible follow-up. (Funnily, both
live
in NYC, same as me!)

Just my take; I'll be curious to read Francis' report...


 




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