UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: PEQUOT LIBRARY’S 54TH ANNUAL SUMMER BOOK SALE FEATURES HUNDREDS OF VINTAGE CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Friday, July 25, 2014

PEQUOT LIBRARY’S 54TH ANNUAL SUMMER BOOK SALE FEATURES HUNDREDS OF VINTAGE CHILDREN’S BOOKS

Southport, CT – Over 300 vintage children’s books from the early-19th – mid-20th centuries will be included in Pequot Library’s 54th Annual Summer Book Sale, including more than 100 different editions on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Variations on this classic children’s book offered at this sale include multiple versions produced by different publishers of Robinson Crusoe rewritten in one syllable words, as well as unusual adaptations of the story, including Dog Crusoe, Little Robinson Crusoe of Paris, and Arctic Crusoe. Typical of what is being offered is a beautifully illustrated 1882 edition.

Robinson Crusoe was first published on April 25, 1719. The first edition credited the work's fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well received in the literary world and is often credited as marking the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre.

All of these vintage children's books will be conveniently located in one location inside the library, alongside the book sale’s higher value books known as "Specials." This year’s Pequot Library Book Sale will feature 200 catalogued Specials which will be posted in early July on Pequot Library’s website, pequotlibrary.org. All of the books have been donated to Pequot Library.





Pequot Library’s 54th Annual Summer Book Sale runs from Friday, July 25 - Tuesday, July 29, 2014. It is known as “The Best Book Sale in New England.” Admission is free and all Sale proceeds help fund Pequot Library's over 400 yearly inter-generational programs and events. High quality books at reasonable prices, with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Over 40 categories, including the favorites: Children’s Books; Art and Photography; Business; Biography; Several sections of History (USA, European, World, and Military); Computer Software and Books; Cooking; Crafts and Style; Foreign Language; Gardening; Mystery and Thriller; Romance; Science; Sports; Science Fiction; Current Fiction; Classic Fiction; Poetry and Drama; Trade Paperbacks; CDs, DVDs, records, tapes, and Audiobooks; Sheet music, music books, comic books, prints. 

Pequot Library thanks its generous sponsors: The DeMattia Charitable Foundation, Inc.; Brody Wilkinson; People's United Bank; Whole Foods Market.
 

Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. 
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