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57th Annual Summer Book Sale

From Friday, July 21, 2017 -  09:00am
To Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 06:00pm

heart books question mark-horizontal“The Best Book Sale in New England”

misc web 2014 opening day medium sizeFriday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 25, 2017, see below for daily hours

OVER 140,000 BOOKS, plus CDs, DVDs, and RECORDS, plus unique Specials.
All items previously loved and donated to Pequot Library.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Proceeds directly fund Pequot Library's over 750 annual programs and events.

HOURS & PRICING:

Friday, July 21* 9am to 6pm DOUBLE the marked price
Saturday, July 22 9am to 6pm Priced as marked
Sunday, July 23 9am to 6pm Priced as marked
Monday, July 24 9am to 6pm HALF the marked price
Tuesday, July 25 9am to 2pm $5 PER BAG DAY!

 
*Spend $250 on Friday and receive 20% discount on all purchases (special items excluded)

Join us as a Volunteer!
Sign up online
or Download a Volunteer Form.

14557219670 d25b5c8225 zCLICK ON THIS LINK FOR Catalog of "Specials" for pre-sale

  • Buyers have an opportunity to purchase up to three (3) Specials in advance of the sale, at a premium of 25% above the catalog price.
  • The advance sale will field requests in order of submission at 12:01am on July 16, 2017. Viewing items is by appointment only, schedule yours at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read all about our volunteers here!

Application for Books for Teachers Voucher. Deadline June 30, 2017

High quality books at reasonable prices.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Help us save the environment: if possible please bring your own reusable bags!

Pequot Library's Numbers Policy.

AT THE SALE!
Rare and Collectibles:
- A Collection of Rare Financial Documents featuring a unique assortment of vintage stock certificates for sale from a private collection conveniently located in the Reading Room. (July 21 - 23).

- Sets of books plus other specials (while supply lasts).

Over 60 categories, including your favorites:

  • Art & Architecture
  • Astrology & Occult
  • Atlas & Dictionary
  • Biography
  • Business
  • Children/Young Adult
  • Classics
  • Coffee Table
  • Cookbooks
  • CT & NE & NY
  • Crafts & Hobbies
  • Diet & Nutrition
  • Education & Textbooks
  • Exotica
  • Family & Parenting
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Language
  • Gardening & Nature
  • Graphic Novels
  • Health Issues
  • History & Politics
  • Humor
  • Impulse
  • Jazz
  • Large Print
  • Law & Crime
  • Literature/Anthology/Writing
  • Maritime
  • Military History
  • Music
  • Mystery
  • Old and Interesting
  • 'Ologies
  • Performing Arts
  • Pets & Animals
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Recorded Books
  • Records, CDs, Tapes, DVDs, Videos
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science
  • Science Fiction
  • Self-Help
  • Sets
  • Sheet Music
  • Signed Books
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Specials
  • Spies/Espionage
  • Sports
  • Travel
  • Transportation
  • And more!
   

Scanners & other wireless devices welcome in sales areas; stockpiling and "clearing" not permitted.

Fairfield, CT First Selectman, Michael Tetreau, will be the 2017 cannon starter on opening day.

FOOD TRUCK SCHEDULE:
Lemonade stand by Wonderland BookSavers

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Lunch:
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 Afternoon Ice Cream (Daily):

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Community partners:
Saturday, July 22
Be sure to enjoy Fairfield's Sidewalk Sale and Street Fair too.

Sunday, July 23
9am - 4pm: Fairfield Canine Cooperative will have information about adoptable dogs.
12 - 2pm: Jim Royale on drums, Music for Youth
All day: The New Paradigm Theatre information booth

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MEDIA SPONSORS:

WSHU-CMYK

 

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SPONSORS:

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CONTACT & DIRECTIONS:
Exit 19 off I-95 south to 720 Pequot Ave, Southport
(203) 259-0346 ext. 15

Getaway Ideas: Walk from Metro North, enjoy a picnic on the Great Lawn or go to a local Southport restaurant. Stroll to the beach after and catch the sunset over Long Island Sound.

Parking: In Pequot Library's parking lot, or the Trinity Episcopal Church* parking lot (on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street), or in the Southport Congregational Church parking lot (524 Pequot Avenue and across from church) or, on the weekend, in the train station parking lot (400 Center Street).

* Trinity Church will run Parking for Food in conjunction with the Pequot Library Book Sale. Church parking will be available Friday-Sunday, July 21-23, 8:30-5:00 pm. Trinity volunteers will be on hand to collect food and cash donations in support of food pantries at St. Luke's and St. John's in Bridgeport.

Important facts to know about the Pequot Library Summer Book Sale:
1. Unlike sales at other libraries, this one is critical for the operations of Pequot Library, given that the town provides only a third of its operating budget.
2. Pequot Library is a jewel in the Fairfield community for its traditional library services and its vibrant cultural, music, and arts programs.
3. Because of the long-time community support, this sale is the largest in the region offering the most extensive selection of books, records, etc.
4. Pequot’s offerings of “specials” is consistently the finest.
5. “Books for Teachers” program, thanks to generous funding from the Reneé B. Fisher Foundation, provides book vouchers to under-served schools and teachers in Bridgeport and New Haven, CT.

 

Location : Under the tents on the Great Lawn, parking lot, in the Auditorium, Reading Room, and Rennell Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

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