The Woods Hole Public Library is gearing up for its big December book sale which opens Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. and runs throughout the month. On Dec. 5, and in the weeks following, the entire large meeting room will be full of books for sale, covering the bookshelves on the walls as well as covering tables all through the room.
Many new “treasures” have just been received. One devoted library patron has contributed his entire comic book collection from the 1980’s and 1990’s, which should attract a lot of new collectors. Another person has just donated his large collection of books about World War II and the Holocaust. There are lots of other new additions: many large beautiful art books; also maritime history, biography, and yachting books. Many cook books have been given to the sale. As always, there is new hardback fiction available as well as several paperbacks; many are suitable for gifts. Beautiful antique volumes and first editions have just been put into the sale.
What distinguishes this sale is that everything is in perfect order, divided by type. Within the fiction, mysteries, and classics, the books are further organized alphabetically by author, making the books wonderfully accessible. There is indeed something for everyone; there is even a book corner for kids, with the books arranged by age group.
Not surprisingly, the chairs of the Book Sale Committee are both retired Librarians: Camilla Larrey and Susan Fishman. They and their committee continually refresh and reorder the sale, so it always is in great shape.
The sale opens Saturday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. that day. In the days following, the sale will be open during regular Library hours: Monday from noon to 5:30 and 7-9 p.m.; Tuesday from 3-5:30 p.m.; Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday from 3-5 p.m.: and Saturday from noon to 5:30 p.m .
For more information, call the library at 508-548-8961.