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17th Annual Book Sale
May 12 - May 13
The Historical Society of Cheshire County’s Annual Used Book Sale is May 12-13
On Friday and Saturday, May 12th and 13th, book lovers can expect to buy hardcover books for as little as $1.00 a piece and support the programs of the Historical Society of Cheshire County with their purchases. The Historical Society will hold its 17th annual used book sale on Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Over the past fifteen years the used book sale has raised more than $20,000 for the activities of the Historical Society.
At the Historical Society’s used book sale any lover of books should be able to find something. There will of course be books on history, including excellent selections of local town histories and books about the Civil War. There will be biographies, art books, hardcover fiction, cookbooks, books on antiques, architecture, travel, hardcover fiction, anything except mass market paperbacks or textbooks. Book browsers will find books at the Historical Society that they might not find at other book sales. In all, there will be about 2,500 titles.
The Used Book Sale will help the Historical Society collect, preserve, and communicate the history of Cheshire County. Proceeds will support family-friendly events such as the Wyman Tavern Festival on June 17th when the eighteenth century comes alive with period dress, traditional crafts, music, dance, games, reenactments, and storytelling. Proceeds will support programs such as the Eighteenth Century Kids Camp in July, which gives third through sixth graders a chance to become children who really lived in Keene during the 1700’s. They will support school tours, teacher workshops, exhibits, lectures, films – in all, about 150 events per year that offer relevance and a sense of place.
We are accepting donations through May 9th,
Hardcover nonfiction books are encouraged, especially topics such as history (of course), art, architecture, antiques, biography, travel, nature, or recent fiction.
Please avoid mass market paperbacks, encyclopedias, textbooks, older fiction, or damaged items.