Our perennially popular semi-annual fundraiser, Barb’s Used Book & Music Sale, is being “remixed” for its return next month. The Mixed Bag Edition will be running from Wednesday, May 12 to Saturday, May 15.

Because the traditional two-week format is classified as an event, and therefore not permitted under current public health orders, shoppers will instead be given the opportunity to pre-order a curated bag of books for pickup. Shoppers can order their bag of books online and pick up their order from 444 Seymour Street between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm from May 12 to 15. The categories of these curated “mixed bag” collections are:

  • General Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Young Adult
  • Romance
  • Home & Garden

A bag of 8 books will cost $10, and a bag of 20 books will cost $20.

“Of course, we are very disappointed not to be able to continue with our regular record-breaking format of the sale,” says Executive Director Daniel Mills, "But in a year already full of experimentation, we are ready and willing to give this new format a go, and hope that book and symphony lovers alike will support us.”

Donations of gently used books will also be gratefully accepted at 444 Seymour Street from May 12 to 15 between 10 am and 2 pm. Volunteers will not accept dirty or tattered books, magazines, Readers Digest, encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes, or cassettes. COVID restrictions prevent volunteers and staff from providing any physical on-site assistance with donations.

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