Admission Wristbands

Wristbands are officially for sale at 12:01 a.m., Monday, October 8th.

The admission wristbands are numbered sequentially and entrance to the sale on Friday, November 9th (i.e., your place in line) will be by the number on your wristband.

Online wristband sales will end at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, November 7th.

If you order a wristband by 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, Friday, November 2nd (in time for us to mail it to  you), we will do so. If you’d rather we didn’t mail it, please note that and we will hold it for you at will call. Wristbands ordered online after that time will be available at Will Call.

You can also order wristbands by telephone. If we are not here when you call, leave a message and that will hold your place in line. Both the computer system and the voice mail are time-stamped and orders will be processed in the order they were received.

We will call you back to get your credit card number. Don’t worry if you don’t hear from us for a day or so– we are in the midst of getting ready for the sale (50 tons of books!) and it may take us a little while. The time that you first contacted us will be the time we use for the wristband order.  

Wristbands purchased in advance cost $11 each.

(Entry at the door on the day of the sale will be $10.)

Wristband order will preclude any boxes, chairs, unicorns, umbrella stands or milk crates left in the line. If you are bringing helpers, please buy all the wristbands together at the same time. We can’t let them in with you if they have later wristband times than you do. You do have to buy them online in separate transactions– for which we apologize. Our site is hosted through WordPress and they won’t host the “Add to Cart” button. But the time of the order for the first wristband will be the same for all wristbands you order in a single session.

(Orders received on September 30th will be processed after all orders on October 1st.)

If you encounter any difficulties with the PayPal link, you can send us a message through this page, or through our Facebook page or on the telephone (937) 999-4491 and the time of your message will still be the time of your wristband order.

We hope that this goes smoothly for  you, and we are looking forward to seeing you at the sale.

P.S. For those of you who have attended the sale before, please note that there is no preview or party or event of any kind on Thursday night. We’re all going home early to get extra sleep. When you walk through the doors on Friday, no one will have shopped the sale before you.