Friends’ Book Sale

 

Book Sale Information

 

Current Book Sales

March is too early to be out in your garden…but not too early to start planning! All month long, a selection of helpful and interesting gardening and nature books will be available for sale. $1.00 for hardbacks, $.50 for paperbacks, all proceeds going to benefit our special library. Check out the shelves on your right as you head toward the circulation desk.

And mark your calendars now for the SPRING BOOK SALE. The Friends of the Library will hold the first semi-annual book sale of 2020 on Saturday, April 18 and Monday, April 20. More details will follow as we head into April. The Book Sale volunteers are hard at work, sorting donations and preparing for another successful sale. Thank you in advance for all your support.

Donations

We welcome donations of all books in good condition for both adults and children. We also welcome unabridged books on CD, music CDs and movie DVDs as long as they are in their original box.

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, Reference books
  • Vinyl records
  • VHS tapes or cassettes

FAQs

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

We accept donations all year long, except for the week before our Spring and Fall sales. Please bring them in any time the library is open. If you have a lot to carry, see the person at the circulation desk to have the door near the handicapped parking opened. Please do not leave donations in the lobby or at the door.

What happens to donations?

Donated items are screened for use by the library (and then cleaned if necessary). If they do not go to 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, Read to Grow 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.

What categories do you use for the BOOK SALES?

Book Categories

ART
AV ITEMS (audio books, music cds, movie dvds)
BIOGRAPHIES
CHILDREN/ YOUNG ADULT
COOKBOOKS
DIY – Do It Yourself
FICTION
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
GARDENING
HEALTH
HISTORY
HUMOR
LITERATURE / DRAMA
MISCELLANEOUS
MYSTERY
NATURE
PAPERBACKS
PETS
POETRY
RELIGION
SCIENCE
SELF-HELP
SMALL PAPERBACKS
SPORTS & MARITIME
TRAVEL

DIY includes, crafts, technology, and woodworking
Literature/Drama includes short stories, essays, and plays
Miscellaneous topics not fitting the categories above
Self-help contains: philosophy, psychology, yoga, ‘how-to’ for personal growth
Children’s includes; board books, STEAM, as well as Activities and Games

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