Summer Book Sale

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

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 50 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 30,000 participants a year.

Dates & Hours
Friday (July 21):  9am – 6pm
Saturday /Sunday / Monday (July 22-24): 9am – 5pm
Tuesday (July 25)*: 9am – 2 pm

*The hours for July 25 were mistakenly listed as 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gain a sneak peek of what’s on sale during the July 19 Summer Book Sale Preview Party! Make a donation of $250+ annually or volunteer for a Book Sale shift to receive an invitation. Contact Grace Calderon at for information on either of these options.

Trinity Episcopal church hosts its “Park for Food” drive from Fri., July 21 through Sun., July 23 during the first days of the Summer Book Sale. Park in their lot on the corner of Pequot Ave. and Center St. from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in exchange for canned food or cash.

Book Sale Specials
This year we are proud to offer an exceptionally wide range of rare and collectible books. Highlights include:
–      The first English-language printing of Crime and Punishment (1886), of which there are only 9 (yes, only 9) known copies worldwide.
–      A large assortment of works on Architecture and City Planning dated from the 18th Century to the present.
–      2 original engravings from the 16th-century engraver and printmaker, Henry Goltzius.
–      Dozens of works by and about Frank Lloyd Wright affordably priced.

Advance sales of our rarest items begins online on July 16. You can preview the catalogs of items or purchase items online.

Join area authors for signings throughout the sale, including:

7/21 9:00am-12:00pm Tim Cole
7/21 1:00pm-3:00pm Dan Harmon
7/22 10:00am-12:00pm Eve Catarevas
7/22 1:00pm-3:00pm Amanda Parrish Morgan
7/24 10:00am-12:00pm Suzanne Farrell Smith


Fri/preview Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues.
Hardcover (tent) $4.00 $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 $5/bag
Paperback (tent) $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 $0.50 $5/bag
Mass Market (tent) $1.00 $1.00 $0.50 $0.50 $5/bag
LPs (tent) $4.00 $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 $5/bag
Auditorium – priced individually as marked -$1.00 -25% -50% $5/bag
Discount high volumes 20%>$200 10%>100 N/A N/A
Comics $0.50 $0.50 $0.25 $0.10
Specials As marked -20% -30% -40%
CDs $2.00 $1.50 $1.00 $0.50
DVDs $3.00 $2.00 $1.00 $0.50




July 21, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , , ,


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