Friends’ Book Sale

Book Sale Information

 

BOOK SALE NEWS

The Winter Gift Sale is on! From now through January 3rd, the Friends are offering a wonderful array of like-new and gently-used items for purchase. Please come and browse the shelves in the foyer, and both sets across from the circulation desk. You will find beautiful books for adults and children. There are games, puzzles, movies and music. Something for everyone on your list, and maybe for you, as well! All items are priced as marked. Cash or checks can be placed in the glass jar in the foyer, or handed to the librarian at the desk. This is a great way to shop locally, and support our library programs at the same time.

January of 2022 will see the return of Puzzlemania. Lovely puzzles for all ages will be for sale, just in time for cozy winter days. Now is a perfect moment to donate your in-good-condition puzzles, making room at home for new challenges next month. Thank you!

Please consider joining the Friends today. You can fill out a membership form at the front desk, or download from the ELA website. We would love to have you join us in making Essex Library the best on the Shoreline.

Book Sale Committee

Donations

We cannot accept:

  • Books with mold or water damage
  • Magazines (including National Geographic)
  • Text books over 2 years old
  • Technology books/manuals over 1 year old
  • Encyclopedias
  • Movies, music, and audiobooks
  • Books on business or health

FAQs

When and where do I bring my donations to the library?

Please watch for updates.

What happens to donations?

Once accepted, donated items are screened for use by the library (and then cleaned if necessary). If they do not go on the library shelves, they are sorted, priced, and put into categories for the book sale. We do not have a lot of sorting room so they go into category boxes in the order in which they arrive. Items that don’t sell during our sales continue their journey and are distributed to the Newington VA, The Niantic Women’s Facility, and Goodwill. Items that are not in sellable condition are placed on the free shelves near the library copier or sent to the recycling room at the dump.

Can I get a tax deduction?

The library will be happy to give you a form that thanks you for your donations but does not put a monetary value on them. Ask for the form when you bring in your donation items.

More questions about donations?

Other questions about donations – contact Peggy Tuttle at peggytuttle@gmail.com or Gerri Smith at gerri.smith55@gmail.com.

What categories do you use for the BOOK SALES?

Book Categories

ACTIVITIES AND GAMES
ART
BIOGRAPHIES
CHILDREN/ YOUNG ADULT – including Board Books
COFFEE TABLE
COOKBOOKS
DIY – Do It Yourself – Crafts, Woodworking, Etc.
FICTION
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
GARDENING
HISTORY
HUMOR
LITERATURE / DRAMA – Short Stories, Essays, Plays
MARITIME
MISCELLANEOUS – Topics that do not fit elsewhere
MYSTERY
NATURE
PETS
POETRY
POLITICS
RELIGION
SCIENCE
SELF-HELP – Yoga, Philosophy, Psychology, Personal Growth
SMALL PAPERBACKS
SPECIAL
SPORTS
TRAVEL