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EEEEEEEE! EEEEE! That’s me, flailing because it is my favorite time of year! It’s the annual Penguin-Putnam warehouse booksale. Below are details from the press release, followed by a few tips I have garned from my experience with attending the sale last year.
Saturday, November 13 — 1-8PM
Monday, November 15 — 5-8PM
Tuesday, November 16 — 5-8PM
Wednesday, November 17 — 5-8PM
Thursday, November 18 — 5-8PM
Friday, November 19 — 5-8PM
Saturday, November 20 — 1-5 PM
Thousands of titles available including Reader’s Digest and DK
FICTION * NONFICTION * JUVENILE
HARDCOVERS * PAPERBACKS * AUDIO
PRICED AS LOW AS $1.00
No entry fee
Cash and checks only – NO credit cards
(Checks require two forms of ID, including 1 photo ID)
Former -Maines warehouse on -Terrace Ave. in -Conklin, NY.
Interstate 81 Northbound: Make a left off exit 1. Go .8 miles to light at Conklin Rd. Make right turn. Go 6.2 miles to Terrace Dr. and make left turn at large “FOR LEASE” sign.
Interstate 81 Southbound: Take exit 3 to traffic light. Turn right to 2nd traffic light and turn left. Go over bridge to Conklin Rd. Turn right. Go .4 miles and turn right onto Terrace Dr. at large “FOR LEASE” sign.
Bring a rolling cart or suitcase. Seriously, those books are heavy and if you do not have someone to carry your cardboard boxes for you, then it’s in your best interest to get something that rolls.
Get there early. Last year I got there at 3:30 p.m and was rewarded by being in the first wave of people let inside. I also got a great parking spot.
Bring cash. No one wants to wait for your ass to write a check, and they don’t accept credit cards. Last year I had $150 which was more than enough. I mean, I got Razorbills for a $1 each, brand new books.
Eat on the way. Seriously, bring some snacks or something because there’s no way you will want to lose your parking spot and place in line to go get some food, and no one wants to deal with a crank.
Be prepared for a large crowd. Large crowds suck. Last year it was huge, however, I made the dash to YA rather quickly which was awesome because most of the people there were looking at adult books and cookbooks.
Bring a friend/loverrr. Well, duh. Booksales are more fun with people you like.
Finally, I will be at the sale on Monday, so just shoot me a tweet if you want to say hi.