Saturday, May 2, 2009

Crack for Book Lovers

Has anyone ever threatened to leave you because books threaten to drown your living space? And you've thought twice about what has to go-your partner or your books?

If so, this is the sale for you.

Twice a year, in Ithaca, comes one of the largest library book sales in the country.
Where? 509 Esty Street, Ithaca, NY
When? May 9-11, May 16-18, May 23-26
October 10-12, 17-19 and 24-27
Here's the website, for more information.

Why do you want to go to this?
Because it's huge.
Because it's there.
Because it is Ithaca, home of Cornell U and Ithaca College.

This isn't junk (well, some of it is. But...). And it isn't just books. It is DVDs, records (all kinds, all ages), video tapes (even Betamax), video discs, old video games, old computer programs, old magazines. If you collect, you may just find a gem here.
And if you don't....well it's a wonderful place to spend hours.

The spring sales tend to be a little less crowded than the fall sales but be prepared to spend a lot of time on line to get in, especially now that the fire marshalls are enforcing the "no more than so many people in this building" rule. Parking is sometimes a bit challenging too. But nothing worth doing is easy.

And, you may just make a good friend while waiting on line.

Need more things to do in Ithaca while you are there? I'll make a post on that soon.

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