The Society of the Four Arts will hold a book sale preview and wine tasting on Friday, November 2 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. “Brits, Bubbles and Books,” the theme of the organization's annual “King Fling,” will benefit the King Library restoration project and kicks off the Four Arts' “Best of Britain” education theme for the upcoming season.
“Brits, Bubbles and Books” will feature special appearances by the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Beefeaters and other British “icons.” It will also include a book signing with Palm Beach’s own Annie Falk, author of the newly released "Palm Beach Entertaining," a compilation of recipes and tips from well-known society hosts. A selection of wine, beer and sparkling wines will be offered for tasting, and lite bites provided by Bush Brothers will be served.
The event will take place at The Four Arts King Library. Tickets are $30 and include the opportunity to be among the first to access the library's selection of rare and donated books, DVDs and other library treasures before the sale opens to the public the following morning.
The King Library holds three book sales each season, choosing intriguing and valuable selections from donations received throughout the year. Included this year are a special selection of art books, catalogs and rare books.
Following “Brits, Bubbles and Books,” the library's first public book sale of the season will take place the next morning, Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There is no charge to attend and ample free parking is available. Future book sale dates are January 26, 2013 and April 13, 2013.
The King Library serves as the town library for Palm Beach. This Maurice Fatio-designed structure houses more than 75,000 books, periodicals, DVDs, audiobooks and more. Annual membership to the library costs $40 for Palm Beach residents and $50 for all others.