Attention book lovers, the Historical Society of Cheshire County is having its annual used book sale. The Society has managed to collect over 6,500 used books, and the popular fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, April 23 through Friday, May 7th.
   The book sale has been modified in several ways to allow for social distancing. The Historical Society’s director Alan Rumrill said, “Our top priority is safety. We will limit the number of customers allowed in at any one time. Facemasks will be required and gloves will be provided for customers. Social distancing rules will be applied.”
   The sale will feature an exclusive preview opportunity on Friday, April 23rd. Up to twelve people will be able to purchase $25 tickets for entry from 10 am to 11:30 am. An additional twelve people can purchase $15 tickets for entry from 11:30 am to 1 pm, and twelve people can purchase $5 tickets for entry from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Tickets for exclusive preview entry can be purchased online starting 4/9 at noon. Click here to purchase tickets or call the Society at 603.352.1895
   The following times allow free admission, but limited numbers of customers will be allowed in the sale at any one time. Appointments should be made by phone or email to avoid wait times: 603-352-1895 or
  • April 27-30 ~ 10 am – 2 pm
  • May 4-6 ~ 10 am – 2 pm (fill a bag for $5 days) Higher priced books not included
  • May 7 ~ 10 AM – 2 PM (fill a bag for $1 day)
   Most books will sell for $1.00 and the proceeds will support the Historical Society’s programs to collect, preserve, and communicate the history of Cheshire County. Books cover topics such as history, biography, antiques, art, architecture, cookbooks, travel, fiction, and children’s books.
   The book sale coincides with the reopening of the Historical Society to the public. The Historical Society’s Museum Store is offering 20% discounts for members and 10% discounts for not-yet members of the Historical Society. The Museum Store carries a variety of items with connections to Cheshire County including Douglas Toys and gift items made locally by several Cheshire County Crafters. The store also features books, children’s toys, games, and much more. We will also be hosting an Art Sale in the exhibit hall. The sale will include pieces donated to the Museum Store from Creative Encounters for the purpose of supporting the Society.