Yesterday we rose with the larks and took a two and a half hour drive to the annual book sale on the Village Green in Clinton, New York. Clinton is a quaint historic village in the town of Kirkland (Oneida County) not far from Utica, New York. It is home to Hamilton College, and has lovely tree-lined streets with cute shops, and a lovely fountain in the middle of the village green.
Each summer the Kirkland Town Library sets up a terrific and well organized used book sale under tents on the green. This year’s sale runs July 11-13 (Fri 11-8, Sat 10-8, Sun 10-1).
They offer a good selection of collectible books in their Special & Collectible book tent, which are priced individually. We always find nice books here!
There is also a homemade pie sale at this event, with many tempting flavors.
This year, someone was offering birdhouses made from old books!
The weather was perfect (as it usually seems to be for this sale.)
Afterwards, just a block away, we took a break for a nice lunch and cold & spicy Bloody Marys at a sidewalk table at an old favorite of ours, Alteri’s.
Next, we were off to the 36th Annual BERRY HILL BOOK SALE (Friday July 11 through Monday July 14, 2014). This shop is only a few miles from Clinton, NY at 2349 Rte. 12B, just south of Deansboro, NY.
Berry Hill is a great place to visit, even when there’s not a sale. Thousands of old books at reasonable prices on three floors in a barn. What more could you want??
Cars were parked all up and down the road for this ever-popular sale. It’s a place where there is something for everyone, from reading copies to collectibles, in just about every genre.
On our way home we paid a visit to Stomping Grounds, in Geneva, NY — only about 15 minutes from our own home and book shop. I could kick myself for not taking photos here (I promise I will on our next visit). They have moved into new digs at 22 Castle Street, and their new location is GORGEOUS and as always, so tasteful. Old books, lovely art, stationery, handmade jewelry and more, all artfully arranged on two spacious floors. It is owned and operated by husband and wife, James and Bethany Haswell. Be sure to visit them if you are in our area!