Once Read Books opens in Meredith

  • Jane Gregoire, Eliza Leadbeater and Anne Whiting shelving books in the new ORB store. Courtesy

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Once Read Books, a project of the Friends of the Meredith Library, is now open in the Meredith Bay Shopping Plaza at 38 Whittier Highway on Route 25. Better known as ORB, the new store is located between Hannaford’s and Patricia’s. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, year round.

Organized and staffed entirely by volunteers, ORB offers rare and gently-used books. A special section is dedicated to New England’s history and people. There are works of fiction set in New England or authored by New England writers. The shop also has first editions and signed copies, the usual classics, popular reads, mysteries and poetry. There is a browsing section for children and young adults. Throughout the year, Once Read Books will spotlight books that might be seasonal or of particular relevance.

Please support Friends of the Meredith Library by visiting ORB. The mission of the Friends is to promote library involvement in the community and community involvement in the library. Money raised goes to support the library’s children and adult programs including guest speakers. The Friends also sponsor the Little Free Libraries as well as individual and family passes to various museums. For more information about the Friends, visit meredithlibrary.org/friends.