Special Events

Online Book Sale

The Pequot Library Book Sale is now online! You can browse gently used books here. Your purchases support the mission of Pequot Library. Find your next great read!

Pequot Library Online Book Sale

Serve the Community

Special Events are a vital component of Pequot Library’s fundraising efforts, helping the Library to raise 75% of its annual operating costs. Each fundraising event – from galas to book sales – is an opportunity to engage and serve the community, as well as fund the services, programs, and exhibitions offered for free at Pequot Library throughout the year.

Book Sales

There is no admission charge for the sales, and all proceeds support our lending library services, our robust roster of programs and events, our Special Collections exhibitions, and our School Outreach tours. Books and media are generously donated year-round in the Shed off the Library parking lot.

Pequot Library also offers curated online book sales. Item descriptions will be available seven days prior to the start of each sale, and items will be available for inspection as well. All materials have been donated to Pequot Library by our generous supporters.

Summer Book Sale

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 Sale proceeds support Pequot Library’s annual programs for adults and children, serving more than 60,000 participants a year.

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


Spring Book Sale

The Spring Book Sale is a little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale; it’s smaller but more intimate, with many treasures and bargains to be found. A

Admission is free. All Sale proceeds support Pequot Library’s annual programs for adults and children, serving more than 60,000 participants a year.

Book Sale Categories

Biography | Children’s | Fiction | History | Mystery | Spies | Nature | Gardening | Sports |CDs/DVDs

Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale

Forgo the crowds the days after Thanksgiving and browse new items and gently used materials that are purposefully displayed at this sale with gift-giving in mind.

Midwinter Book Sale

Come in from the cold and browse for books in a cozy, intimate environment. Our February sale features fiction/classics, mystery, biography, history, cookbooks, LPs, children’s books, CDs/DVDs, signed books, and yearly specials.

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Derby Day

Derby Day features a celebration of the “Run for the Roses” with tailgating on the Great Lawn, followed by a live viewing of the race on the big screen in the Auditorium.

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Southport Garden Stroll

Enjoy a beautiful day exploring the finest private gardens in the Library’s Southport neighborhood.

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Art Show

The Art Show highlights art from the community with a weeklong display of paintings, photography, and 3D works in the Auditorium, along with a Gala, artist party, and workshops and lectures for kids and adults.

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