It is an unfortunate fact that books can be expensive. Sleek dust jackets, creamy, tight caliper paper and tempting cover designs all converge to create an alluring package for the eyes, but can be a drain on the wallet. In our technology-driven world filled with smart phones and Kindles, printed books may be on the cusp of becoming a labor of love – something endearing like vinyl records. The recent closing of a prominent, global bookseller should be testimony enough. Is your bookcase lonely?
Dust off your shelves, turn off your laptop and grab a sturdy bag. The Locust Grove Summer Used Book Sale is stocked to round out your personal library with thrifty prices! More than 10,000 used, antiquarian and new books will be offered for sale this Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28. Prices begin at $1 for paperbacks and $2 for most hardcovers. An individually priced selection of illustrated books, rare books and sets will also be available – everybody needs at least one leather-bound classic to show off.
A multitude of categories will be on display for your browsing pleasure, including: history, biography, reference, science fiction, travel, cookbooks, mystery, children’s, Kentucky, spirituality, crafts and many more. My own personal finds from past sales have included titles from Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Vladimir Nabokov. And, of course, no shortage of Shakespeare. Tax deductible book donations will also be accepted at any time during open hours.
Bring your cash and a friend; a healthy stack of new books for your next lazy afternoon at the coffee shop awaits you.
Long live The Book!
Locust Grove Summer Used Book Sale
Friday-Sunday, August 26-28
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Members’ Preview, Thursday, August 25, 5:00-7:30 pm
561 Blankenbaker Lane (between Brownsboro Road & River Road)
For more information, call 502-897-9845 or visit www.locustgrove.org 
Proceeds from the sale support the preservation and education programs of Locust Grove.
Photo: Courtesy of Locust Grove Summer Used Book Sale press release