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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.
January: Winter/snow, winter-type cookbooks(soups, stew, casseroles, hearty meals) including the popular 25 cent pamphlet cookbooks, adult and children's word puzzle books, books on basketball and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., photography, travel
February: Valentine's Day (until Feb. 15), health, vintage recipe booklets 1929-1960s, photography
March: Watercolor art books, the Classics, children's books on spring, April Fool's Day, Passover and Easter and a couple of adult Easter books
April: Gardening, poetry, Easter, Spring, pamphlet cookbooks
May: Mother's Day, books appropriate for college graduation gifts, horses (adult and children's books), Dick Francis books, 25 cent pamphlet cookbooks on ethnic and regional cooking
June: Patriotic, Father's Day, cars, cocktails
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 items: workbooks, dictionaries, thesauruses, flashcards and more for pre-school to college. Parent and teacher items.
September: Nature/field guides, classics, 25 cent recipe pamphlets, journals, children's puzzles, fall, and miscellaneous
October: Children and adult art books, new art kits on watercolors, oil painting, oil pastels, Chinese brush painting, children's calligraphy. Adult and children's Halloween books. Pamphlet cookbooks for 25 cents.
November: Adult and children's Thanksgiving books, spiral cookbooks on states/regions, 25 cent pamphlet cookbooks, Fancy Nancy books to go with children's author visit, plus miscellaneous items
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.