Barrett Bookstore Auctions Signed Copy of Barack Obama’s Memoir to Benefit Phase Two of Corbin Cares

Barrett Bookstore offers a deluxe, signed copy of Barack Obama’s memoir A Promised Land at online auction to benefit Phase Two of Corbin Cares, in partnership with The Darien Foundation

The spirit of goodwill is alive and well in Darien. Many local companies and community members have raised their hands to help others during this challenging time. The owner of Barrett Bookstore, Sheila Daley, is no exception. 

Compelled to support the Corbin Cares Phase Two initiative to provide meals for essential workers, Barrett Bookstore will offer a rare, deluxe edition signed copy of Obama’s highly anticipated memoir via online auction for one week only. The online auction is hosted on The Darien Foundation’s website at http://bit.ly/DFBOAPL and will close on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The proceeds will benefit Corbin Cares.

 The book is valued at $350; bidding will start at $450, and increase in minimum increments of $50. The highest bidder will take home this rare and timely treasure while helping to support one of our town’s most meaningful community collaborations: Corbin Cares.

Said Sheila Daley, owner of Barrett Bookstore: “Barrett Bookstore is proud to support Phase Two of Corbin Cares. This rare, deluxe, signed edition of President Obama’s deeply personal memoir is garnering praise for its candid account of Obama’s journey as the first African American President of the United States. While the bidding starts at $450, it is nearly impossible to find a sealed copy for under $1,000. We hope that bidding is robust; the significance of the timing of this auction, ending on midnight of MLK Monday bears particular significance this year, as well.”

Added Sarah Woodberry, executive director of The Darien Foundation, “We were thrilled when Barrett Bookstore contacted us with this offering and inventive idea for collaboration. We know that this gesture of thanks is resonating with essential workers, including teachers, volunteer firefighters, police officers and town workers – as we ‘support those who support Darien.’”


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