Frugal Book Weekend – Mystery & More Book Sale (3/6 & 3/7)


I envision crimefighting, fingerprinting, and overflowing plastic bags in your future.  Visit The Newberry Library’s 17th Annual Mystery and More Book Fair. True Crime, Nancy Drew, classic mysteries and more. Check out over 7,000 books at this years fair. Ok, no you probably won’t sleuth your way through that many, but just imagine all the gems you’ll unearth. You can’t miss this one.  See you at the Newberry. And no, Colonel Mustard did not do it.

“The Newberry Library offers two days of sleuthing to find all the hard cover and paperback mysteries you can handle, including true crime, mystery classics, mysteries of the heart (a.k.a. romance), and science fiction.”

Cost:  Frugal Free admission (book prices range from 50 cents to $2).
When: Friday, March 6, 2009, from noon – 6 p.m.,  & Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m – 2 p.m.Neighborhood: The Near North Side/Gold Coast/Streeterville Vicinity.
Where: The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago.
Time: Friday, noon – 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m – 2 p.m.
Contact: 312-255-3501
Website: The Newberry Library Mystery Book Sale
Duration: Friday and Saturday only!
Parking: You’re better off taking public transportation. The red line L, Clark bus or another bus that gets you downtown near Loyola University. It’s a quick jaunt (I like that word, to the Newberry).

“The Newberry Library does not have a visitor parking lot. Limited metered parking is available on area streets. Daytime and evening parking restrictions do apply, so be sure to read the posted signs carefully. Garage parking is also available in the neighborhood.

The following garages offer discounted parking to Newberry patrons ($7 for 0-8 hours; $9 for 8-10 hours). Remember to bring your parking ticket with you so it can be validated by the Newberry security guard.”

  • 100 West Chestnut Street (enter on Clark Street)
  • 100 East Walton Street (valet service) (Uh, probably not an option for us fruggies…)

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