New Paltz: Now with 25,000 more books

Above: 22-year-old Zan Strumfeld browses through some of the many used books available at this year’s Elting Memorial Library Fair. Photo by Andrew Wyrich.

Bookworms from across the Catskills crawled throughout New Paltz last weekend for the 56th annual Elting Memorial Library Fair on Saturday and Sunday.

The fair brought hundreds of visitors to the corner of North Front and Church streets in New Paltz, all of whom were looking for bargains buried among the fair's 25,000 books, but were also treated with live music, a silent auction, raffles, and a flea market.

The raffle featured an overnight stay at the Moondance Ridge Bed & Breakfast, fine dining, and a two-night stay at the Mohonk Mountain House, according to the New Paltz Times.

Correction: Zan was originally listed as 21 years old in an earlier version of the caption above.