59th Annual Summer Book Sale

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Friday, July 26*

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | DOUBLE the marked price
Saturday, July 27
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Priced as marked
Sunday, July 28
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Priced as marked
Monday, July 29
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | HALF the marked price
Tuesday, July 30
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | $5 PER BAG!

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

One of the largest book sales in New England
Over 100,000 books, plus CDs, DVDs, records, and unique Specials. All items gently used and donated to Pequot Library.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. Proceeds directly fund Pequot Library’s annual educational programs, events, and services.

Catalog of “Specials”

  • New this year — the Summer Book Sale catalog of “Specials” is now available for viewing and purchasing online.
  • Instant Purchase: Over 300 items will be available for purchase from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18 to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23.
  • Silent Auction: Bidding on 12 items will be open from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19.
  • Items may be viewed in person during library hours (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 16 and Wednesday, July 17.

Volunteers: Sign up online to help at the Book Sale!

Application for Books for Teachers Voucher. Deadline: July 15, 2019.

Food: Spic and Span Market will be on site Friday and Saturday with assorted sandwiches and soft drinks.

Parking: In Pequot Library’s parking lot or the Trinity Episcopal Church* parking lot (on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street) or the Southport Congregational Church** parking lot (524 Pequot Avenue and across from church) or, on the weekend, 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 26-27, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 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.

**Southport Congregational Church’s parking lot will not be available on Saturday, July 27 due to funeral services.

Book Sale Details:
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.
Scanners and other wireless devices welcome in sales areas; stockpiling and “clearing” not permitted.
Help us save the environment: If possible, please bring your own reusable bags!

Pequot Library’s Numbers Policy

Donation Details (What We Do/Do Not Accept)

AT THE SALE! Over 60 categories, including your favorites:

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

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: Supported by generous funding from the Reneé B. Fisher Foundation, this program provides book vouchers to underserved schools and teachers in Bridgeport and New Haven, CT.

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

Sponsors: Thank you for your generous support of Pequot Library’s 59th Annual Summer Book Sale!




720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
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(203) 259-0346


Room Location
Auditorium, Great Lawn, Reading Room