Upstate NY Penguin-Putnam Warehouse Book Sale Alert!!

Please Note: Information for the 2012 Penguin Warehouse Sale can be found by clicking here!

The post you are currently on is the 2011 post, so please click the link above.

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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
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.

My Tips:

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.

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  1. Mundie Moms says

    That is so awesome!!! If I lived close enough to go, I’d so be there. I can’t wait to see what you bought.

  2. Omg I am SO going!

    So you think they’ll still have a ton of books on the last Saturday? I want to go to the first one, but I don’t know if I’d be able to go early haha

    • YAY! Yes, I do think they will have tons, however the weekend days are the busiest.

    • I found out last year that they have an alotted amount for each day. If they run out of a particular item, they will not go into the back to get more; so, yes, they should have plenty.

  3. +JMJ+

    It sounds like so much fun! I wish I could take part in it, too.

    Your tips are great!

  4. This would be amazing if I liked in the area! Good luck! 🙂

  5. Lived, not liked, lol. 🙂

  6. Ahhhh, I am soooooooo jealous. This is why living in the middle of nowhere sucks.

  7. Oh, how I wish I lived closer! My boyfriend’s family is from the Jamestown/Buffalo region. Perhaps an impromptu vacation is in order?

  8. That sounds amazing. If I could pull a Hayden Christensen and jump my happy butt up there, I would. Not just for the books, but to meet you, as well! It was super nice of you to post those guidelines. GRRRR I wish I could go. Just out of curiosity, do they have newish releases and what not?

  9. Ah I’m so jealous! I’m all the way in CA! I can’t wait to see what you grab!

  10. Oh man, I am seriously considering driving the 5 hours to be there for this!

    April, does Penguin have a webpage announcement anywhere or did you get an email with the info? I’m just curious, in case plans change (on their end) I would want to check before making the drive.

  11. I’m way beyond jealous! I love big book sales, but where I live is sadly lacking in great bookish events…

  12. Wow! This sounds like a ton of fun! I’m trying to get together a HUGE package of books to send to an Indian Reservation so they can have something good for Christmas, this would be a great place to get those books! Unfortunately I’m all the way in the Pacific NW, so it’s not going to happen. Have fun though!

  13. In response to Melissa’s Q: I spoke with someone last year and they said that they have an alotted amount for each day. They will not go into the back and get additional copies if something runs out. So your answer is, yes, they’ll have lots of books each day. Yesterday I heard they will be doing additional stocking on Thursday and Friday, probably what is left over from the other days.

  14. Does anyone know the address, so I can put it in my GPS? I have heard wonderful things about the sale and am going tomorrow. However, I don’t want to get lost.

  15. Thanks for the tip. I stopped by today and picked up a lot of good books.

  16. it’s so disappointed that i missed it!
    when do they usually have it each year?

  17. Tracey Stamp says

    are the dates right

    • Yeah. Well this page right here is for 2010.

      If you click the bottom in the trackbacks where it says Penguin-Putname 2011 Sale Alert For Upstate NY, that will take you to the 2011 dates.

  18. I went yesterday and today. You cannot get near the place. The lines of people and traffic is unbelievable


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