Friends of the Sawyer Free Library | Spring and summer reading! Our book nook shop …

April news from the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library:

Friends of the Sawyer Free Library book nook, Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library Dale Avenue Gloucester, MA

Ahoy- fun sale 20% off all nautical items at Main Street Art & Antiques today âš“âš“#GloucesterMA

OPENS at Noon!

Main Street Arts & Antiques 124 Main Street (978) 281-1531

Discover nautical themed finds – maritime lamps, tableware, books, dishes, Folly Cove prints, jewelry

Main Street Arts & Antiques updates on Facebook and Instagram- check them out!

David Cox, proprietor and photographer holding a photograph ca.1923 by his father Frank Cox- not for sale!

This sale reminded me about my first set of dishes, purchased for my first apartment after college, dinnerware once commissioned for an ocean liner, unearthed at Main Street Arts & Antiques. Main Street Arts & Antiques has been that way ever since– there is always something to discover! What have you found?

Beyond nautical: Selection of floral themed tableware (buttercup, dog wood), lovely linens, table accessories this January 2021

Cheery blooms in winter: Imagine a Princess Bride themed movie night featuring these beautiful buttercup dishes NOW – until they can shine for outdoor safe distancing garden parties and future covid-19 free soirees.

Covid-19 precautions in place.

summer 2020

Friends of Sawyer Free open mini Book Nook at library

Are you looking for some books to get you through the winter season, a holiday cookbook or maybe a gift?  The Friends of the Sawyer Free Library are here for you! While our Book Shop is temporarily closed, we have our new mini “Book Nook” with a smaller selection of gently used fiction and audio books as well as DVDs. The “Book Nook” is located to the left of the main desk. Come in and browse our selections at your convenience. All proceeds are used to benefit the Sawyer Free Library. Thank you for your continued support and have a joyous and safe holiday season.

Colleen Hogan Lopez shares an update from Friends of Sawyer Free Library

Passing the book! Dogtown Books succession story is rare indeed

Smiles all around as the torch passed from Bob Ritchie, rare and used books dealer and original proprietor Dogtown Books, to Lucas Cotterman and Caroline Harvey, Dogtown Books NEW owners. Happy to report there goes the neighborhood!

portrait of BOB RITCHIE_used and rare books dealer_on his last day as bricks and mortar owner legendary Dogtown Books_Gloucester Ma_20181119a_© c ryan

Passing the torch _portrait of BOB RITCHIE_used and rare books dealer_on his last day at Dogtown Books_with new owners_Lucas Cotterman_Caroline Harvey_Gloucester Ma_20181119_© c ryan.jpg


Posted on GMG yesterday- read more from the new owners Gloucester’s Legendary Dogtown Books Under New Ownership Nov 2018 Founder and original Dogtown Bookshop owner Bob Ritchie embraces retirement as the torch is passed to Gloucester residents Lucas Cotterman and Caroline Harvey…Dogtown Books is still located at 132 Main Street in Gloucester, MA.  Visit www.dogtownbooks or follow instagram @dogtownbooks for updated store hours and upcoming special events. Our business phone number is 978.281.5599. The Grand Re-Opening Celebration and Sale is scheduled for December 1st from 10am to 6pm.” There will be a toast to Bob- email them if you’d like to time that out.