Summer Book Sale

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One of the largest book sales in New England, our Summer Book Sale draws book lovers from near and far with a selection of over 100,000 items in over 60 categories. The five-day sale is held in large tents on the Great Lawn and parking lot and in the Auditorium and Reading Room of the Library.

Admission is free. All proceeds support Pequot Library’s books, services, programs, and exhibitions for adults and children, serving more than 45,000 participants a year. 

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Dates & Hours
Friday (July 26):  9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday /Sunday / Monday (July 27-29): 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Tuesday (July 30): 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Learn about our invitation-only Summer Book Sale Preview Party (July 24, 6:00-8:00 p.m.), which is open to donors who have given more than $250 this year and book sale volunteers, here.

Biography | CDs | DVDs | Children’s Books | Cookbooks | Fiction & Classics | Magazines| History | LPs | Mystery | Signed Books | and MORE

Book Sale Specials
Advance sales of rare and unique items begins online on Saturday, July 20 until midnight on Thursday, July 25. Books bought online will be available for pickup at the front desk during normal library hours within two business days after your purchase.

Click here to view and purchase the Book Sale Specials online.

Click here to view a PDF catalog of the Book Sale Specials.

Limited street parking is available around Pequot Library.

Additionally, Trinity Episcopal Church hosts its “Park for Food” drive during the first days of the Summer Book Sale. Park in their lot on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street in exchange for canned food or cash.

Park for Food Hours
Friday, July 26: 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (no parking after 2:00 p.m. due to a church event)
Saturday, July 27: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!


July 26
9:00 am - 6:00 pm