The summer sale at Carbon has just begun, offering 15 percent off shoes for men and women and 15 to 50 percent off select clothes and accessories. A handcrafted open-toe bootie from Italian shoemaker Gidigio is selling for $223, reduced from $269. Discounts will increase over the next two months but selection will be more limited. Monday-Friday noon-7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 2643 Connecticut Ave NW, 202-232-6645. www.carbondc.com.
In need of a summer read? The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run holds book sales every Wednesday through November in a 1,500-square-foot space. The donated titles include fiction, nonfiction, mystery, home and garden, history, cooking and art. The selection includes some first editions and rare volumes, plus videos, CDs, cassettes and vinyl records. Most books are $1 to $3; standard paperbacks are five for $1. Proceeds benefit the museum’s educational programs. Complimentary molasses cookies and coffee served. 3 to 8 p.m. 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, 703-442-7557.