September 21, 2020

Essex Library Spring Book Sale May 19, 20

The Essex Library’s Spring Book Sale, to be held at the Library on May 19 and 20, will feature items signed by actress Katharine Hepburn in a special silent auction to be held Saturday. Pictured with the items are Jean Caron (l) and Dora Grover (r).

The Friends of the Essex Library are holding their Spring Book Sale at the Library, located at 33 West Avenue, on Saturday May 19 and Sunday May 20. Money raised by the sale goes to provide numerous special library programs and activities. Outstanding features at this event are two silent auction items signed by Katharine Hepburn. Lot 1 is a signed copy of the book “The Private World of Katharine Hepburn”. Lot 2 consists of a signed note to a fan on Miss Hepburn’s personal stationery plus a copy of Sotheby’s 2004 Auction Catalogue, “Property from the Estate of Katharine Hepburn”. The silent auction will be held on Saturday only.

The sale will run from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday May 19, and from 1 to 5 PM on Sunday May 20, when everything remaining will be half price. There will be a special table of books signed by their authors. Other offerings will include clean, well-sorted books on cooking, gardening, history, literature, art, travel, philosophy, science, nature, nautical subjects, sports, self-help, foreign languages, and more. There will be tables of fiction, children’s books, paperbacks, book sets, and audio-visual materials.

Specific information about titles offered in various categories and the signed books available will be on the Essex Library website, at

On book-sale Saturday library materials can be checked in and out from 10 AM to 2 PM, but computers in the adult section will not be available for use. There will be no library services available on Sunday.