Archipelago Books Benefit Auction

If you’re in NYC, go support one of the greatest presses out there and (possibly) get yourself some awesome book-related stuff tomorrow at Archipelago’s benefit auction (my eye is on the first edition of White Noise, signed by Don DeLillo).

And even if you’re not an East Coaster, you can place an advance bid and enter Archipelago’s raffle for some great stuff.

These are the details:

Archipelago Books Seventh Annual Auction

Thursday, December 1
6:30 p.m.

Gasser Grunert Gallery
524 West 19th Street, New York, NY
subway: 23 St. [C]

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door


Silent auction begins at 7
Live auction begins at 8

With food and wine

Bluegrass music by Union Street Preservation Society

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