Each year your scribe looks forward to her alma mater’s annual used, vintage, and rare book sale at Somerset House on the Strand in London. Tuesday October 2nd is the public opening of the 2012 Courtauld Institute of Art book scrum err, sale.

Rugby lingo is appropriate because the sale does indeed contain out of print treasures covering topics of interest to COVER’s readers, including design and architecture. While the scrum won’t reach the level of wrestling with a granny for the last $9.99 widescreen television at a certain US store’s famous (but now discontinued) “Blue Light Specials”, be prepared to employ polite but sharp elbows to secure the best book bounty. DJ

Public opening hours (below) follow two images of books in the current sale kindly provided by the Courtauld Alumni Relations Manager.

Courtauld Institute of Art Annual Book Sale Public opening dates and times:

Tuesday 2 October: 10 am – 9 pm
Wednesday 3 October: 10 am – 6.30 pm
Thursday 4 October: 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 5 October: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday 6 October: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 7 October: 10 am – 5 pm
Monday 8 October: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 9 October: 10 am – 9 pm

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