The public will have a chance to buy items belonging to the late Dr. Maya Angelou.  The tagged estate sale will take place at the beloved author's home starting on Thursday.

Laster's Fine Art & Antiques is conducting the three-day estate sale. Dr. Maya Angelou was a former customer at the Winston-Salem shop, which began selling some of her art collection this spring.

Manager Ryan Laster says they're staging Angelou's home at 2716 Bartram Road from the ground up to showcase thousands of items that weren't available before.

“We have lots of artwork, tons of original pieces that have been given to her by friends or the artists themselves,” says Laster. “There are lots of books, books that are signed and unsigned. Some have inscriptions to Dr. Angelou from the author. We have furniture, her bed that she used and kitchen items. She loved to cook and hosted big parties at her home.”

Dr. Angelou was a world-renowned author, poet, actress and activist.  She was also the Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. Angelou died at her Winston-Salem home last May at the age of 86.

The estate sale will run through Saturday, August 8. 

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