Books and Voices Aid Nahant Library

Book sale to benefit the Friends of Nahant Public Library and Apollo Club of Boston.


Closing out the Sail Boston weekend, the Friends of Nahant Public Library will be selling books and celebrating in song on Sunday, June 18.

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the annual book sale will offer thousands of like-new donated novels, children’s books, popular nonfiction on all topics, and DVDs. Bargain prices begin at 50 cents for paperbacks, up to three dollars for novels. Many patrons purchase a year’s worth of reading, then donate their books back in for others to read next year. 

A large number of cookbooks have been donated, and special this year, a collection of island photography by Nahanter James Shea will be available for sale. All sales will benefit the Friends, who support Nahant Library’s many programs for children and adults.

As the second-oldest men’s song group in the country, the Apollo Club of Boston is made up of business and professional men who have serenaded with folk songs, love songs, show tunes, sea chanteys, and selections from classical and semi-classical music for over 145 years. The concert will close with the singing of the “Nahant Hymn,” written in 1990 by Nahanters John Dineen and Robert Risch.  

Admission to the book sale is free. Admission to the 3:00 p.m. concert will be by donation to the Friends of Nahant Public Library. Refreshments will be served following the show. For further information, contact Library Director Sharon Hawkes at 781-581-0306 or see the Apollo Club’s website. 

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