Cornell University Press opens its Victorian-era mansion in Ithaca to the public for a week in November to host its first pop-up bookshop, selling titles by the press.
The One-Week Bookstore at Sage House will be open Monday to Friday, Nov. 5-9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for readers to stop in, peruse the inventory and purchase paperbacks for $10 and hardcover books for $15. Visitors to the temporary store will be entered automatically into a drawing to win $150 worth of books.
The Press celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019 and has been at Sage House since 1993. It publishes an array of books by authors from around the world, with general-interest and scholarly titles covering everything from Cornell sports and bird guides to veterans’ affairs, politics and other topics. Recently published titles include “Professor at Large: The Cornell Years” by John Cleese.
Sage House is at 118 Sage Place/512 E. State St., Ithaca and is wheelchair-accessible on the first floor where the bookstore is located. Parking is available in the Sage Place lot accessible from East Seneca Street.
The mansion was designed by William Henry Miller and built between 1877 and 1880 for Henry Williams Sage, then chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, and Susan Linn Sage.
- Daniel Aloi