Cazenovia, NY Book Sale 2014

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).

Cazenovia, NY Public Library

Cazenovia, NY Public Library

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.

Book buyers lining up at the Cazenovia, NY 2014 book sale

Book buyers lining up at the Cazenovia, NY 2014 book sale

I love their penguin, who unfailingly stands guard at the head of the line…

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They almost forgot to put his apron on him this year…but here he is, all decked out!

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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:

To Rule The Night, signed by author and astronaut James B. Irwin

To Rule The Night, signed by author and astronaut James B. Irwin

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The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci by Edward McCurdy (Dodd Mead, NY, 1928, 1st Edition)

The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci by Edward McCurdy (Dodd Mead, NY, 1928, 1st Edition)

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Scarce first edition of "The Fox and The Hound" - winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award, 1967

Scarce first edition of “The Fox and The Hound” – winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award, 1967

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Endpapers of "Man-Hunters of Scotland Yard"

Endpapers of “Man-Hunters of Scotland Yard”

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Association copy,  inscribed to Bahamas' first Prime Minister, Sir Roland Symonette and his two boys, with author-drawn arrow pointing to their frontispiece portrait next to inscription

Association copy, inscribed to Bahamas’ first Prime Minister, Sir Roland Symonette and his two boys, with author-drawn arrow pointing to their frontispiece portrait next to inscription

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.

Dining patio at the Lincklaen House, Cazenovia, NY

Outdoor dining at the Lincklaen House, Cazenovia, NY

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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