The Book Sales are Coming! Don’t Miss These!

Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss the best book sales ever!

Friends of the C. H. Booth Library Annual Book Sale

Saturday, July 11– Wednesday, July 15 2009

Reed Intermediate School
Trades Lane
Newtown, CT 06470


  • Come Celebrate our 34th ANNUAL BOOK SALE
    • OVER 120,000 BOOKS!
  • Saturday, July 11th through Wednesday, July 15th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with hours extended to 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday
    • Adult admission, Saturday only – JUST REDUCED – $5 ALL DAY!
    • Admission FREE thereafter
    • Admission tickets on sale Saturday morning starting 7:00 a.m.
  • User friendly – the best organized sale ever!
  • All fiction categories alphabetized by author!
  • Rare, Collectible and Signed Books combined in one room!
  • Over 80 categories, including your favorites:
    • Art and Photography
    • History, War and Military
    • Computer Software and Books
    • Cooking and Crafts
    • Gardening
    • Mystery and Thriller
    • Romance
    • Current Fiction plus Oprah’s Book Club
    • Classic Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
    • Trade Paperbacks
  • Plus LP records (33’s, 45’s, 78’s) organized by genre, as well as CD’s, DVD’s, VHS
  • Children’s books sorted by reading levels, fiction and non-fiction, series
  • Amenities: Air-conditioning, Refreshments, Plenty of parking
  • Visa & MasterCard Accepted
  • Price reductions Monday: half price; Tuesday: $5 a bag; Wednesday: all books free
  • Scanners & other wireless devices welcome in sales areas; stockpiling and “clearing” not permitted
  • New this year: Two convenient holding areas for intended purchases
  • For further important sale guidelines, driving directions, etc., go to
  • The Best Book Sale in the Northeast (Sponsored by Friends of the C. H. Booth Library)
  • For selected books at reasonable prices all year-round, please visit our Book Nook, next to the circulation desk at the C.H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT, and our website at


Westport Public Library Friends Annual Summer Book Sale – July 18 -21st

  • 20 Jesup Rd. (off US Rte 1)
  • Days and hours:
    • Saturday & Sunday: 9-6
    • Monday: 9-7 (everything half-price)
    • Tuesday: 9-1 (free day; cash donations welcomed)
  • More tents than ever – plus air-conditioned inside space — for over 80,000:
    • Sorted books in all categories for all ages
    • Children’s books and videos in their own tent
    • Videos and DVDs
    • Audio books and music CDs, especially many unusual titles from a music teacher’s estate
    • LP records
    • And our popular category: Noteworthy: old, interesting, fragile, and vintage books in all subjects that you might otherwise miss
  • And featuring:
    • Greenwood Publishing books (including Praeger, Oryx, Heinemann, and Libraries Unlimited). All new and recent titles, many still shrink-wrapped, and all attractively priced for resale.
    • Thousands of art and photography books, more than ever before.
    • Cinema, ballet, theatre, and music titles: a large collection of books, including many academic and unusual titles, many from two estates, as well as elocution, dialect and speech books from renowned speech and dialog coaches Tim Monich and Edith Skinner.
    • Gay and lesbian titles in social studies, art, poetry, and performing arts.
    • From the estate of Westporter Gordon Manning, onetime head of both CBS News and NBC News, a collection of over 500 books, including print and broadcast journalism titles, many of which are signed presentation copies, in various categories.
    • A small collection from the library of the late Associate Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan II, signed by him, from his student days at Princeton and Oxford to his private practice and the Supreme Court, from the estate of his longtime landscaper and gardener.
    • From the downsized library of Sybil Steinberg, longtime Publisher’s Weekly critic and editor, her personal collection of novels, including first editions and review copies
    • Bilingual academic books in Arabic and other Middle Eastern languages on regional subjects, embracing Islam and cuneiform-like languages
    • Over 40 Viking Portable Library first editions in dust jackets on various subjects.
    • And our notable book for 2009: JAR Paris, Joel Arthur Rosenthal’s jewelry book. Click here for a complete description, including photographs, as well as updated descriptions of other featured titles.
  • Secure holding areas for large-volume buyers to examine selections
  • Visa and MasterCard accepted.
  • Ample, easy parking; handicapped accessible.
  • Quick access from Exit 17 on I-95 or Exit 41 on CT 15 (Merritt Parkway)
  • Same weekend as the Westport Annual Fine Arts Festival
  • And what you have come to expect: Free admission, no double-pricing, no Internet skimming, no preview sale, and our same low prices, starting at 50 cents for mass-market paperbacks
  • For more details and the latest information, click on Westport Library Book Sales where you can also sign up for email notices about all our book sales. You can also call us, 203-291-4800

Be at one, or both, of them, or be squared!


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