In a couple of days, I’ll be heading over to the annual Y.U. Seforim Sale – one of the biggest Judaica book sales in the world, and one of my favorite events of the year- a sort of cultural pilgrimage involving something like 10,000 books and at least as many people. The sale draws Jews from different rabbinical schools, academic institutions, shuls and neighborhoods and offers mostly traditional texts, – but a few cookbooks, childrens books, CD’s and modern and academic works are thrown into the mix.
The sale runs from Feb. 1 to 22 in Belfer Hall, 2495 Amsterdam Ave., on Yeshiva University ’s Wilf Campus in Manhattan . For those outside of New York- they also have an on-line catalog.