50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day: Rogers Memorial Library Book Sale

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Shop the Rogers Memorial Library Book Sale! Photo: serggn/iStock/Thinkstock

Fewer than four weeks remain until Memorial Day weekend, and while we at Dan’s Papers can’t wait, we also know there are many things we have to squeeze in during the next few weeks on the East End, lest we lose our chance with all that summer brings. We know that if we don’t get out and do these now, we’ll have to wait until after Labor Day before we try again…and so will you!

We continue our countdown of things to do before Memorial Day weekend on the East End with #24: Rogers Memorial Library Book Sale

No matter how deeply we forge into this digital age, reading from actual books, instead of a tablet screen, continues to be a pleasure computers can’t recreate. There’s something we can all appreciate about about holding worn pages, possibly marking in the margins and enjoying a good story without considering glare or battery life.

Sometimes a used book is even more romantic: Who read this before me? Where has it been? How did it get in my hands?

If these sound like questions you might ask, then the Friends of Rogers Memorial Library Book Sale in Southampton is a can’t miss destination. This year round used book shop (beneath Cooper Hall at RML) is loaded with great titles in all genres, along with movies and music — all for bargain basement prices — and you’d be surprised at the rare finds that turn up! From January 1 through April the sale is only open Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (that’s a brief window to find your literary treasures), but starting May 1, the hours double to include Wednesdays 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

That means until Memorial Day, you have two days per week to shop without the added summer competition. Take advantage of it.

Come back tomorrow for 50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day in the Hamptons #23.

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