Friends’ Book Sale

Book Sale Information

BOOK SALE NEWS

September brings cooler temperatures and a little color to the trees. It will also bring a new focused sale of gently used books: PETS, NATURE and SCIENCE subjects will be on display in the foyer and right inside the front door. Perhaps you will find a book about your favorite furry/feathered friends? Or maybe a volume on the natural world, just in time for the start of school?

Looking forward a bit, we are thrilled to say…PLEASE SAVE THE DATES of Saturday, October 16th (10-4) and Monday, October 18th (10-4) for the FALL BOOK SALE. The Friends are very hopeful, after a long hiatus, to hold a full sale next month. Stay tuned for details and thank you for your patience and support.

Many thanks also for your generous donations. At the current time, we have an extensive supply of books, games and puzzles for the October Sale. And no more storage space. As of September 1, we will suspend acceptance of donations. After a successful FALL SALE, we should be able to resume.

Donations

As of September 1, acceptance of donations is temporarily suspended. We hope to resume accepting donations after the October Fall Sale. 

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