60th Annual Summer Book Sale

Loading Events

Back to Calendar

July 24 - July 28

We’re thrilled to celebrate Pequot Library’s 60th Annual Summer Book Sale – our diamond anniversary!

Friday, July 24*

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | DOUBLE the marked price
Saturday, July 25
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Priced as marked
Sunday, July 26
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Priced as marked
Monday, July 27
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. | HALF the marked price
Tuesday, July 28
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”
The Summer Book Sale Catalog of Specialsunique and rare donated items – will be available for viewing and purchasing online in Summer 2020.

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

Books for Teachers
This program, funded by a grant from the Renée B. Fisher Foundation, provides free vouchers for teachers in Bridgeport and New Haven public schools to shop at the Book Sale.
Application for Books for Teachers Voucher. Deadline: June 2020.

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 24-26, 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.

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.


Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890 United States
+ Google Map
(203) 259-0346


Room Location
Auditorium, Great Lawn