FAIRFIELD — Pequot Library’s 56th Annual Summer Book Sale will bring together lovers of music, art, and books under the big tents on the Great Lawn, parking lot, in the Auditorium, Reading Room, and the Rennell Room of Pequot Library.

This summer’s sale will include a solid collection of many hundreds of high quality jazz CDs available in the Media Tent. WWll sheet music, circa 1928, coveted by collectors, musicians, music teachers, and even collage artists and illustrators will also be for sale.

Large, original pastel drawings by Bernhard August "Hardie" Gramatky, Jr., an American painter, author, and illustrator, will be available. He wrote and illustrated several children's books, most notably “Little Toot”. There is also an increase in the number of contemporary childrens books on sale this summer.

For adults, first edition books by such notable authors as Gabriel Garcia Mrquez and J. D. Salinger will be for sale, as well as high quality photography magazines.

The sale will include over 60 categories, including your favorites: Art & Architecture, Astrology & Occult, Atlas & Dictionary, Biography, Business, Children, Children Young Adult, Classics, Coffee Table, Cookbooks, CT & NE & NY, Crafts & Hobbies, Education & Text, Exotica, Family & Parenting, Fiction, First Editions, Foreign Language, Gardening & Nature, Graphic Novels, Health Issues, History & Politics, Humor, Impulse, Large Print, Law & Crime, Maritime, Military History, Music, Nutrition, Diet & Exercise, Mystery, Old and Interesting, 'Ologies, Performing Arts, Pets & Animals, Photography, Poetry, Records, CDs, Tapes, DVDs, Videos, Religion & Philosophy, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Sets, Sheet Music, Signed Books, Sociology & Anthropology, Specials, Spies/Espionage, Sports, Travel, Vintage Children, Transportation, Writing, Literature, Journalism, and more.

There will be a "Specials" Online Catalog available at pequotlibrary.org.. Buyers have an opportunity to purchase two specials in advance of the sale, at a premium of 25 percent above the catalog price. The advance sale will field requests in order of submission at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, July 17. Viewing items is by appointment only. Appointments can be made at booksale@pequotlibrary.org. Links go live Friday morning, July 15.

New this year will be an Eclectic Print and Art Sale, Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24. where a collection of 1,700 prints, original photographs, and art will be for sale.

In addition there will be over 140,000 other books, CDs, DVDs, and records in over 60 categories. Admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds help fund Pequot Library's over 750 annual programs and events. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Parking will be avaiable In Pequot Library's parking lot, or the Trinity Episcopal Church parking lot (on the corner of Pequot Avenue and Center Street), or in the Southport Congregational Church parking lot (524 Pequot Avenue and across from church) or, on the weekend, in the train station parking lot (400 Center Street).

Park at Trinity Church during the busiest weekend days in exchange for a donation of food or funds. Trinity asks for cash or food donations to support food pantries in Bridgeport from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Friday, July 22- Sunday, July 24.

Those book sale patrons purchasing more than $200.00 at Pequot Librarys 56th Annual Summer Book Sale will receive a 20 percent discount. Book Sale dates are from July 22-July 26. Visit pequotlibrary.org for daily hours and pricing.