On Saturday May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St John’s will be welcoming shoppers and browsers at 222 Bowdoin Street.
St John’s is once again in full spring swing, preparing for its eleventh annual Book, Cookie and Plant Sale, another event that has shaped the Winthrop community by welcoming readers, cookie connoisseurs, and gardeners alike to join interests and conviviality.
The aroma of an irresistible assortment of cookies, including some that are gluten free, all lovingly home baked by parishioners, will guide patrons to the entrance. Tea and coffee are complimentary. Shoppers will enjoy sampling their book purchases, along with their baked selections, at comfortable indoor seating.
St John’s parishioners are actively plundering their gardens for a sizable array of plants, splitting perennials and culling seedlings from their private plots. There will be knowledgeable fellow gardeners on hand to offer planting advice and share horticulture tips, making this an optimal event for gardeners of all skill levels. In the May spirit, shoppers will also find various garden-inspired gift items.
A veritable sea of books, priced to sell, will be arranged by category, to be relished by readers of all interests and ages. Parishioners are clearing off their bookshelves to make way for even more books, and St John’s invites the public to do the same. Prior to May 18, all manner of books, with the exception of encyclopedias, may be donated by the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 2pm at the St John’s Parish Hall, located at 222 Bowdoin Street (corner of Bowdoin and Buchanan) in Winthrop. Boxed or bagged books may also be dropped off on the Rectory porch at 231 Bowdoin Street.
The St John’s Episcopal Church website is at http://www.stjohnsepiscopal-winthropma.org/, where upcoming events and observances are posted in detail. The church and parish hall are wheelchair accessible.