In preparation for the move to its new location, Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop in downtown Damariscotta will hold a storewide half-price sale Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 21-24. Dec. 24 is the shop’s final day at its current location, 115 Elm St. The sale will be in effect during Damariscotta’s “Wrap It Up” street festival on Thursday evening, Dec. 22, and volunteers will be available for wrapping book-shop purchases.
During January 2017, book-shop volunteers will move the shop across the street to its new place at Back Street Landing, behind Elm Street Plaza. The shop will reopen there on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
“Every book a customer buys is a book we don’t have to move,” said Rosie Bensen, co-manager of the book shop. “And we have so many good books in the shop. It’s a great time for people to complete their holiday shopping and to stock up on some reading for the winter.”
Hours during the sale will be Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 21; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 22; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 23 and 24. Normal hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday. The shop is open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
Bensen said that because of the demands of the move, the shop will not be able to accept donations after Dec. 21. Starting on Monday, Jan. 2, donations may be left at the new location, which residents might remember as the Back Street Landing restaurant, as long as there is someone there to receive them.
While the current shop will officially be closed during January, customers are welcome whenever volunteers put out the “open” flag.
The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop is a major source of income for Skidompha Public Library. All items are donated, all staff members are volunteers, and all proceeds go to the library.
For more information, contact the shop at 563-7807 or go to its page on the library’s website, skidompha.org.