Annual Summer Book Sale


Here you’ll learn about the annual summer book sale and how to donate your books and other media to the Friends in support of the library.

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The 44th Annual Book Sale will be held from Saturday, July 13 to Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane Newtown, CT 06470. Details to follow as they become available.

We are very grateful to the town and school officials who make this sale possible, as well as to the businesses and companies whose support of the book sale allows the Friends to direct more of the book sale’s income to the library.

Frequently Asked Questions

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General Guidelines

Scanners and other electronic devices are welcome on the sales floor, only if used safely with consideration for other patrons. Stockpiling and “clearing” are not permitted. All items found under tables, along walls, on gym risers, etc,. will be returned to the sale tables.

On Saturday, volume buyers must box and check their intended purchases in a Holding Area (Room 203 or in the cafetorium adjacent to the Children’s Area.)

In Compliance with Fire and Building Regulations, aisles and exits must not be blocked. No heelies, food, or pets are permitted in the school building. No small-wheeled carts are allowed in the gym.

Infringement of these guidelines can lead to removal from the sale.

Donating materials to the Friends:
Looking to donate books, media (CDs, DVDs, LPs), puzzles, and games to the Friends? Just use the rear entrance to the library, take a right at the entrance to the Children’s Department, and drop off your donations in the Friends’ sorting room (opposite the elevator).

Questions? Too much to transport? E-mail us at or call us at 203-270-4537, and a Friends’ volunteer will contact you with more information or to arrange for a pickup.

All donations to the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Tax receipts are available upon request.

Donated items may be offered for sale at the annual summer book sale, at The Little Book Store, or through BooksfromBooth, the Friends’ on-line storefront.

Please note: The Friends cannot accept outdated textbooks and encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, VHS tapes, or computer hardware, electronics, household appliances, clothing items, etc.