Here’s a way to get a place in Washington for the inauguration — and support the Monroe County Library at the same time! Just received this email from Christopher at Voltaire Books:
Give the gift of history this holiday season.
The owners of Voltaire Books are auctioning off their guest room in Washington, DC, for a lucky couple who wants to attend the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the next President of the United States (Tuesday, January 20, 2009). 100% of proceeds benefit Friends of the Key West Library.
• Washington, DC, guest room available for January 19th – January 21st (two nights, three days, limit two people)
• Located in Chevy Chase Circle, DC, (near Military Road and Connecticut Ave., in upper NW)
• Walking distance to Friendship Heights Metro Station
• There is a golden retriever puppy in the house
• Does not include Ball tickets or reserved Mall tickets
• Bidding NOW OPEN at Voltaire Book (330 Simonton St. at Eaton)
• Auction closes: Monday, December 29th, 5 PM (ET)
• Bidding begins at $250
• All bids require $25 increase
• Pictures of the house are posted in the store
• Gift is not tax deductible