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Crowds Check Out Books At Tent Sale At Westport Library

Mimi Greenlee and Suzy Hopper are instrumental to the success of the Westport Library book sale.
Mimi Greenlee and Suzy Hopper are instrumental to the success of the Westport Library book sale. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Bill Harmer is the new executive director at the Westport Library.
Bill Harmer is the new executive director at the Westport Library. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Sunrise Rotarian Nick Clarke tallying books for a happy bibliophile at the book sale.
Sunrise Rotarian Nick Clarke tallying books for a happy bibliophile at the book sale. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Dick Lowenstein is responsible for logistics at the book sale.
Dick Lowenstein is responsible for logistics at the book sale. Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs
Checking out the book sale
Checking out the book sale Photo Credit: Roy Fuchs

WESTPORT, Conn. — Traffic at the Westport Library's summer book sale was terrific all weekend, according to the volunteers. And it's not too late to find a few summer reads and a couple of book bargains.

The early birds got to the sale long before the opening at 9 a.m. Saturday. The tent was opened when the rain started, and that started the equivalent of a Library Black Saturday.

About 300 volunteers help with sale, with 100 working each on Saturday and Sunday.

On Monday, books are sold for half-price. On Tuesday, it's all you can eat day — whatever is left is free.

Can't get enough of the books? Next weekend is the Pequot Library Book Sale in Southport. If you bring a couple of cans of food for the Fairfield Food Pantry, you can park in the church lot adjacent to the library.

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