Gardening where the sidewalk ends

The Lure of Garden Books April 2, 2010

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I am late in getting this out, but wanted to publicize a great event that supports the Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture here in Seattle, where I volunteer weekly. The library is an amazing and not-well-enough-known resource for area horticulturalists from beginner to professional, and the annual book sale coming up this weekend is one of its biggest fundraisers.

Helping sort through a few of the books, I found many treasures and had to stop myself from making a giant pile or wish list. There are classics like “The Complete Shade Gardener” by George Schenk and Sunset’s Western Garden book, as well as some decomissioned library copies that are rare and wonderful. To have a chance at the most special books, you might have to attend the pre-sale party Friday night!

Miller Library book sale books

5th Annual Garden Lovers’ Book Sale Co-Sponsored by Northwest Horticultural Society

Saturday, April 3, 9am – 3pm (free admission)

Merrill Hall Commons, Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA, 98195.

The wine and cheese preview party is Friday, April 2 from 5 – 8pm; tickets cost $20 in advance.
To buy Preview Party ticket call 206-543-0415; Visa & Master card accepted.

For further information, click here.

The Garden at Eichstaett (book cover)

The Garden at Eichstaett (peony page)


10 Responses to “The Lure of Garden Books”

  1. I wish I lived in Seattle!

  2. rebecca Says:

    thanks for posting, Karen

  3. Jane Says:

    Wish I could attend – it sounds like a great cause and some fabulous treasures to be found! Happy Easter, Karen!

  4. Catherine Says:

    This sounds great! Since it’s not gardening weather this weekend, book shopping sounds like fun!

  5. Nell Jean Says:

    I do love a book sale. My calendar is marked for the big book sale in middle Georgia late in the month.

  6. Grace Says:

    Karen~~ My fingers are crossed for a good turnout. Thanks to the weather, we northwesters probably won’t be doing much gardening anyway. 🙂

  7. Jen Says:

    My garden book collection is just getting started. I’ve discovered that I have a weakness for the detailed kind of botanical sketches in that last photo. A girl could go mad….
    enjoy the sale!

  8. jean Says:

    Any chance there will be remnants still for sale Monday or Tuesday? My mum is in town then. What day do you volunteer?

  9. Megan Says:

    Phew, I’m glad I missed it. I’m a sucker for those taschen books. I can’t believe how expensive old garden books can be, I found an old black and white paperback of mexican roadside plants at powells the other week, it was $95! And I wanted it. But I refrained. Book sales are dangerous.

  10. Georgia Says:

    How exciting — I love garden books!

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