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57th Annual Summer Book Sale

From Friday, July 21, 2017 -  09:00am
To Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 05:00pm

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

Friday, July 21 to Tuesday, July 25, 2017, see below for daily hours

OVER 140,000 BOOKS, plus CDs, DVDs, RECORDS, etc., plus unique Specials

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


Friday, July 21 9am to 7pm 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!

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

Read all about our volunteers here!

Application for Books for Teachers Voucher.

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

14557219670 d25b5c8225 zHelp us save the environment: If possible please bring your own reusable bags!

Pequot Library's Numbers Policy.

"Specials" Online Catalog 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. Viewing items is by appointment only, schedule yours at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

"Specials" Online Catalog to come.

Rare and Collectible “Specials” conveniently located in one room.

Over 55 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 & Text
  • Exotica
  • Family & Parenting
  • Fiction
  • Foreign Language
  • Gardening & Nature
  • Graphic Novels
  • Health Issues
  • History & Politics
  • Humor
  • Impulse
  • 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 (Large selection of Golf books this year.)
  • Travel
  • Transportation
  • And more!

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

Friday morning:

Saturday and Sunday:





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).

* "Park for Food" at Trinity Church during the busiest weekend days in exchange for a donation of food or funds. Trinity asks for cash or food donations to support food pantries in Bridgeport from 8:30 am - 5 pm on Friday - Sunday, July 21 - 23. Book Sale patrons make wonderful contributions to the hungry in our area.

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.

Thank you to our generous sponsors: 


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