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In the middle of all the worry about supply chain interruptions, the Woods Hole Public Library offers people a way to avoid all the fuss and just come to Woods Hole and pick up a nicely completed and all ready to use gift, a book.

The big seasonal book sale starts at the Library on Saturday, December 4. The sale will run that day from 10-4, and after that will be open every day the Library is open, during the Library’s open hours. Books will be displayed in the large meeting room on the ground floor, not only on the wall shelves, but also on tables throughout the room. Unlike previous years, certain Covid restrictions will be in place, such as doors held open to the outside, maintaining air circulation through the area. The books have either been donated to the library or discarded from the collection. Prices will be kept low, $2 for hardbacks, and $1 for paperbacks, with some very special books marked slightly higher. Many will be perfect for gift giving. People are encouraged to put on their coats and come shop in chilly Woods Hole.

On the same day, the Library is pairing with Water Street Kitchen for a time of “Books and Bubbles.” The restaurant will open its doors at 11 AM, welcoming people into their dining room where tables will display beautiful books for sale, pristine and suitable for gift-giving. Children’s titles will be included. All the books are “cream of the crop” in excellent condition. There will even be a few very interesting collectibles. Guests will be welcomed also with a cash bar where bubbly drinks will be the prime beverage offered, accompanied by complimentary snacks. Water Street Kitchen is extending its generosity to the extent of donating $1 for every drink sold to the library. This will be the second year this event has occurred, and promises to again provide a mellow and friendly visit amid the start of a rushed season. The event will close at 3 PM.