Pequot Library celebrates Fairfield's 375th with sale of historic books
Published 4:25 pm, Thursday, January 9, 2014
To celebrate the 375th birthday of the town of Fairfield, there will be a special collection of books about Fairfield and its history for sale at Pequot Library's Mid-Winter Book Sale Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19.
At the book sale, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, multiple copies of out-of-print books by Elizabeth Banks MacRury, including "More About the Hill -- Greenfield Hill," and "Greens Farms Connecticut," by George Penfield Jennings, will be sold. In addition, several copies of "Fairfield -- the Biography of a Community 1639 -- 1989," by Thomas J. Farnham (one signed by the author), will be available.
For readers interested in the seafaring history of Fairfield, "Naval History of Fairfield County Men in the Revolution -- A Tale Untold," signed by the author, Elsie N. Danenberg, and "Black Rock, Seaport of Old Fairfield Connecticut 1644-1870," by Cornelia Penfield Lathrop, will be available.
Also available will be an 1889 edition of "The History of Fairfield, Volume l and ll," by E.H. Schenck, plus an edition of Fairfield resident Beth Love's "Fairfield and Southport in Vintage Postcards."
In addition to the historical books, the book sale will also offer hundreds of LP records, vintage paperbacks, matted prints, audio books, CDs, DVDs, children's books, biographies, a large collection of comic books from the 1970s through the 1990s, and old magazines. All proceeds help fund the Pequot Library's community programs.
In addition to sale items, there will be live music at the sale every afternoon by Mark Naftalin.
The annual Mid-Winter Book Sale is a smaller version of Pequot Library's nationally known Summer Book Sale that takes place on the grounds of the library, 730 Pequot Ave., Southport. The Mid-Winter Sale will be in the library's auditorium.
Admission is free. For more information, visit www.pequotlibrary.org or call 203-259-0346, ext. 15.