It might be the Levitt Pavilion stage. Or maybe years of complaints. Perhaps both.
But this year’s Westport Library Summer Book Sale (July 20-23) comes with a new wrinkle: No more using boxes, or other inanimate objects, to save a spot in line.
Instead, online registration will enable normal people to snag an advance place in line.
Numbers — good for a spot either inside the library, or the tents on Jesup Green — will be available here from noon on Friday, July 12, through noon the next day. Up to 200 people can be accommodated at each venue.
For all others: first-come, first-served.
Don’t worry. With over 80,000 items — hardcover, paperbacks and audiobooks; DVDs, CDs and vinyl — there’s something for everyone.
Though I’m thinking the rare 1610 German Catholic bible, in its original pigskin binding, will go to an early bird.
(The library book sale needs volunteers for set-up, sale days and clean-up July 15-23. Contact Suzy Hooper: email@example.com; 203-434-7344, or click here.)