HUDSON — Christ Church Episcopal, Hudson, will hold a Spring book sale on Saturday, March 28, in the parish hall, 431 Union Street, Hudson, located one block from Warren Street. The sale begins at 9 AM and ends 2 PM. Books will be half-priced or less starting at 1 PM except marked specials.

A preview reception on Friday, March 27, will allow for early book buying starting at 6 PM with a $10 admission.

There is no admission charge to the Saturday book sale. The parish hall is handicapped accessible from the Union Street entrance.

The sale features new selections, including coffee table, art and photography, music, architecture, antiques, gardening, cooking, travel, religion, history, children’s and recent hardcover fiction.

Of special interest will be a collection of baseball books owned by the late Kinderhook teacher and coach Gordon Van Buren.

The book sale will be held in conjunction with the third Christ Church Poetry Series in memory of the late parishioner and poet John Ashbery, scheduled for Friday, March 27, at 7 PM.

The poetry reading features release of Will Nixon’s new book, The Pocket Guide to Woodstock. Will is the author of Acrostic Woodstock, containing more than seventy poems offering a portrait of Woodstock, the Catskills village of artists, shops, and spiritual traditions. Will Nixon is also the co-author with Michael Perkins of Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town. Copies will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

The $10 admission entitles admission to the poetry reading at 7 PM, the reception and early book sale buying at 6 PM.

The events are sponsored by the Friends of Historic Christ Church Conservancy, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation established in 1997. Proceeds benefit Christ Church historic restoration efforts. The Conservancy is raising funds to restore the 1885 Faith and Prayer stained glass window, the work of London artist Charles Booth.

Questions, call Church Office 518-828-1329, or David Palmquist cell 518-929-1616, or e-mail

Johnson Newspapers 7.1


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