Known as "The Best Book Sale in New England", Pequot Library located on 720 Pequot Ave. in Southport is hosting the 56th Annual Summer Book Sale from Friday, July 22 – Tuesday, July 26, 2016. This year's summer book sale will be held under the tents on the Great Lawn, parking lot, in the Auditorium, Reading Room, and in the Rennell Room of Pequot Library. Visit
www.pequotlibrary.org for daily hours and pricing.
New this year will be an Eclectic Print and Art Sale, Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24, 2016. An amazing collection of 1,700 prints, original photographs, and art will be for sale.
This summer's sale boasts a solid collection of many hundreds of high quality jazz CDs available in the Media Tent. Interesting ephemera such as post-WWll sheet music, circa 1928, coveted by collectors, musicians, music teachers, and even collage artists and illustrators will be for sale.
Large, original pastel drawings by Bernhard August "Hardie" Gramatky, Jr. (April 12, 1907 - April 29, 1979), an American painter, author, and illustrator, will be available. He wrote and illustrated several children's books, most notably Little Toot. There is also an increase in the number of contemporary children's books on sale this summer.
For adults, first edition books by such notable authors as Gabriel Garcia Márquez and J. D. Salinger will be for sale, as well as high quality photography magazines.
In addition there will be over 140,000 other books, CDs, DVDs, and records in over 60 categories. Admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds help fund Pequot Library's over 750 annual programs and events. High quality books at reasonable prices can be purchased. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted. Help Pequot Library save the environment by bringing your own reusable bags.
There will be a "Specials" Online Catalog available at pequotlibrary.org on July 17, 2016. Buyers have an opportunity to purchase two (2) Specials in advance of the sale, at a premium of 25% above the catalog price. The advance sale will field requests in order of submission at 12:01am on Sunday, July 17th. Viewing items is by appointment only, schedule yours at firstname.lastname@example.org. Links go live Friday morning, July 15, 2016.
Over 60 categories, including your favorites: Art & Architecture, Astrology & Occult, Atlas & Dictionary, Biography, Business, Children, Children Young Adult, Classics, Coffee Table, Cookbooks, CT & NE & NY, Crafts & Hobbies, Education & Text, Exotica, Family & Parenting, Fiction, First Editions, Foreign Language, Gardening & Nature, Graphic Novels, Health Issues, History & Politics, Humor, Impulse, Large Print, Law & Crime, Maritime, Military History, Music, Nutrition, Diet & Exercise, Mystery, Old and Interesting, 'Ologies, Performing Arts, Pets & Animals, Photography, Poetry, Records, CDs, Tapes, DVDs, Videos, Religion & Philosophy, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Sets, Sheet Music, Signed Books, Sociology & Anthropology, Specials, Spies/Espionage, Sports (Large selection of Golf books this year), Travel, Vintage Children, Transportation, Writing, Literature, Journalism And more!
Parking: In Pequot Library's parking lot, or the Trinity Episcopal Church* parking lot (on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street), or in the Southport Congregational Church parking lot (524 Pequot Avenue and across from church) or, on the weekend, in the train station parking lot (400 Center Street).
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