MHLEC to Host Preakness Week Book Sale

MHLEC library | Sara Gordon

The Maryland Horse Library and Education Center will hold a duplicate book sale May 17 and May 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Reisterstown. A large collection of classics, many out-of-print, as well as newer offerings will be available for purchase.

Local authors will be on hand at designated times throughout the day Wednesday to sign their books, with new copies available for sale. Josh Pons, Eclipse Award-winning writer of “Country Life Diary” and “Merryland” about the Pons family's farms in Harford and Baltimore Counties, as well as Baltimore native Alvin Stone, author of “Stoney: The Story of My Dad's Life, An African American Groom of Horse Racing,” will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Baltimore author and sportswriter John Eisenberg, author of, among other books, “Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost: Hero of a Golden Age,” as well as Baltimore journalist Jack Gilden, the author of the recently published “The Fast Ride: Spectacular Bid and the Undoing of a Sure Thing,” will be available from 1 to 3 p.m.

Photographer Patricia McQueen will do an author talk about her recently published “Secretariat's Legacy” at 4 p.m. May 18.

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