Brooklyn has no shortage of great, independent stores to shop for books, but those stores don’t have everything. For instance, you probably can’t go home with a Jack Kerouac first edition and a DVD copy of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie by shopping in one place. Not all the time anyway. But this weekend, at the Annual Book and Media Sale at the Park Slope Methodist Church, you just may be able to find both of those things.This year marks the 20th anniversary of the weekend sale, and it isn’t hard to see why it’s been going so long. Driven by donated books, DVDs, records and more, the market is a a gold mine, with strange and rare finds at low prices. Paperbacks are sold for as low as $1, hardcovers for $2, but don’t worry, the low prices don’t mean you’ll find books falling apart from age or abuse: the church only accepts books in good condition. So that first edition Franny and Zooey you find will be legit.
If you want to to be able to pick through the offerings before the general public gets a chance to, there’s even the option to do that. PSUMC will be opening their doors from 7pm to 9:30pm on Friday to anyone who gives a $20 donation to the church. It could be worth it, since it’s not like they’ll have multiple copies of everything. Otherwise, the sale is free and open to the public on Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 12:30pm to 5pm.
Park Slope Methodist Church Annual Book and Media Sale, 410 6th Avenue, Friday, February 22 7pm – 9:30pm ($20), Saturday, February 23 9am – 5pm, FREE, Sunday, February 24 12:30pm – 5pm, FREE