Last weekend Ron and I made our annual trek to the Cazenovia, New York Friends of the Library Book Sale. We haven’t missed this sale in fourteen years. It’s always a good sale, and usually blessed with beautiful clear weather — as it was on this Saturday morning (July 25, 2014).
Book buyers soon started lining up for the 9:00am opening of the sale, which is in three locations on the library grounds — in the barn, under the tent, and in the spacious basement community room.
I love their penguin, who unfailingly stands guard at the head of the line…
They almost forgot to put his apron on him this year…but here he is, all decked out!
This is a pleasant book sale, because the books are spread out in three locations so there tends to be some breathing room. Cazenovia is a gorgeous town, the books are fairly priced, and the library volunteers are always so friendly and welcoming.
Here are just a few of the books we found this year at the Cazenovia sale:
We inevitably follow this sale with lunch in the open air courtyard at the Lincklaen House, a lovely historic hotel and restaurant just across the street. They always serve fresh homemade popovers(!) with a tray of butter to smother them in, and offer a seafood bisque that is hard to beat.
Thanks to all the volunteers who manage to put on one of the most enjoyable book sales in New York State. This was their 40th year – congrats!