Shacksboro to host annual book sale

— The 22nd annual used book sale to benefit The Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse will be held Sept. 6 to 10 on the museum grounds located at 46 Canton St. in the village’s McHarrie Park.

Thousands of books are arranged and categorized under tents for comfortable perusal and shopping. Hard and soft covers in fiction, mystery, biography, history, gardening, cooking, crafts, children's literature, religion and more are available. In addition, a "specials" tent houses vintage, collectible and local interest titles.

The sale opens Thursday, Sept. 6 and hours are as follows: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9; and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10. Free parking is available on the museum grounds. Donations of gently used books for the 2013 sale will be accepted from Oct. 1 to Aug. 15 during museum hours.

The annual book sale is the museum’s primary fundraiser. Located in a restored 19th century schoolhouse, the museum is open year round. Dedicated to local history, the museum collects and preserves Baldwinsville artifacts and archival material. It offers changing exhibitions, research opportunities, programs and special events throughout the year. Its signature project is the preservation of Baldwinsville’s rich peony farm history. The museum gift shop specializes in Baldwinsville items as well as local history books. The museum has no paid employees and operates solely with a volunteer staff.

The Museum at the Shacksboro Schoolhouse is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; admission is free. For more information, call 638-2452 or visit shacksboromuseum.com.

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