Pequot Library mid-winter sale offers books, blues this weekend
Updated 6:06 am, Tuesday, January 13, 2015
An array of fiction and nonfiction books will be on sale Saturday and Sunday for the Pequot Library's annual Mid-Winter Book Sale.
While hundreds of books will be a feast for the eyes, live blues performances during the sale will be a treat for the ears.
The sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the library auditorium. Admission is free and all proceeds from sales will benefit the library.
Titles include classics, mysteries, biographies, regional histories and Americana cookbooks -- even comics from the 1970s to 1990s, the library said. A selection of books about Connecticut and New England also will be offered.
Also on sale will be vinyl LP records, CDs, DVDs and other media, the library said in a news release.
The library said it recently received a large donation of vinyl records and expects to offer nearly 2,000 LPs for sale.
During the sale, WPKN-FM will broadcast blues from the library. Songs will be put together for the listener-suppported Bridgeport station by Mark Naftalin, former keyboard player for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.
Naftalin will perform on the library's Steinway concert-grand piano. Other solo artists and ensembles picked by Naftalin also will perform during an all-acoustic program, according to the release.
If bad weather forces the library to close on either Saturday or Sunday, the sale will conclude next Monday.
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