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Lobby Book Sale
Throughout the year, Pequot Library keeps a small bookcase, located off the Reading Room, filled with books for sale (continually restocked by our Book Sale volunteers). The selection is chosen by theme for each month, but always includes Large Print and Fiction. The theme of the Lobby Book Sale changes monthly, see list below.
Books are individually priced and can be paid for at the Front Desk by cash or check. Purchases can be made during regular library hours.
NEW! The Bargain Basement bookcase is now ready for business. It's located at the foot of the stairs near the Front Desk (checkout circulation desk). Most books are $1. Mostly fiction, mysteries, cookbooks, and other miscellaneous genres.
Lobby Book Sale Seasonal Themes Change Monthly:
January: Health and wellness, 25cent pamphlet cookbooks on hearty winter meals, books on winter and snow, children's DVDs and CDs, books on Martin Luther King, Jr.
February: Books about or by U.S. presidents (adult and children's books), recipe pamphlets are all Pillsbury, postcards and bookmarks, children's DVDs and CDs, Valentine's Day books through Feb. 14, then St. Patrick's Day books, fiction and large print
March: Adult and children's books about birds, adult and children's Easter and Passover books, vintage cooking pamphlets(1928-1968), spiral cookbooks, children's DVDs and CDs, St. Patrick's Day and spring books, miscellaneous items, fiction and large print.
April: Jazz (books and CDs), adult and children's poetry books, adult and children's books on ecology (Earth Day), pamphlet cookbooks, current fiction, large type, and until April 8 Easter, Passover, Spring, then Mother's Day books.
May: Mother's Day until May 10 and then books for Father's Day, plus adult and children's gardening books, children's CDs and DVDs, pamphlet cookbooks, miscellaneous, large print and fiction.
June: Father's Day until June 21, golf and baseball (adult and children), books appropriate for end-of-school year teacher gifts, cooking magazines, children's DVDs and CDs, newer fiction and large print.
July: Summer cooking (grilling, salads, picnics), books with a summer theme, children's puzzles, books commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I
August: Back to School books plus fiction and large print
September: Adult and children's science books, adult and children's books about fall, adult and children's football books, pamphlet cookbooks, children's DVDs, fiction and large print.
October: Adult and children's art books, art DVDs, art notecards, bookmarks, postcards, and an art puzzle, plus adult/children's Halloween books, DVDs, CD, Arthur Miller books, fiction and large print.
November: Thanksgiving books and miscellaneous non-book items, also pamphlet cookbooks, children's DVDs and CDs, some NY Rangers (hockey) books plus fiction and large print books.
December: Holiday books (a few Hanukkah books), fiction, cookbooks, children's, Christmas craft books, CDs, DVDs, 2 snow globes, and miscellaneous holiday items. There are pewter ornaments of the Pequot Library building in an oval with dogwood blossoms. They are high-quality, made by Woodbury Pewter, and they're only $1 each.