Never at a Loss for Words....
Submitted by Katie Small of Bayswater Books
There has been a great deal of sorting, alphabetizing, and organizing used books around Bayswater lately as we prepare to hold our third annual used book sale. Over the past year, thousands of pre-loved books have come through our doors by way of donations; some older, some newer, some fiction, some non-fiction, some hardcover and some paperback. All will end up in the same place from Friday, July 22, through Sunday, July 24 – on sale, awaiting crowds of browsing readers on our porch.
Bayswater's used book sale donates a portion of its profits to the Meredith Altrusa Literacy Fund; a local non-profit organization that provides books, reading services and financial assistance to libraries and school reading programs throughout the Lakes Region. We are very pleased to be able to make this donation to such a worthy cause. The sale does more than provide an avenue to sell books, however. It has become a Center Harbor community summer event, a date to mark down on the calendar, and an opportunity to stock up on books for a fraction of the usual cost while taking part in a taste of what makes this area such an inviting place to be.
You see, the individuals in our community are just as different and unique as the used books that they will purchase, and they come from just as many places. Our porch will host customers who are wise with age, some who have just learned to walk, some with summer homes who come back to our community in the warm months, and others who live locally year-round. They will be joined by individuals just beginning to enjoy books, some who are fervent readers, some who have one particular author that they cannot live without, and others who are seeking a new genre or literary challenge. This giant sale is a reflection of our community – supported by the community.
If you are in the neighborhood from July 22 through 24, you are almost certain to find your next read, but in addition, you may just receive a small dose of what it means to be a part of the community of people who donated these thousands of books, helping to create this affordable summer event. For more information, call us at 603-253-8858 and as always, you can check us out at bayswaterbooks.com and on facebook. The sale starts at 9:30 a.m.!
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