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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

24th Library Summer Book Sale Set for July 16-19

This year’s Westport Library Giant Summer Book Sale includes a book first published 440 years ago.

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Customers browse through books at the 2015 summer sale. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

The Plantin Press edition of Roman dramatist Seneca’s “Tragedies” was first published in 1576, according to library officials. The Plantin Press at Antwerp was one of the focal centers of the fine printed book in the 16th century.

Also for sale—a limited, signed edition of Salvador Dali’s “Dali: A Study of his Art-in-Jewels, first published in 1958.

The 24th annual sale is set for Saturday, July 16 through Tuesday, July 19.

According to Marcia Logan, library spokeswoman, deeply discounted books will be for sale under outside tents and inside the library on subjects from art to zoology.

In addition, there will be two new categories this year—New England-New York and fashion, she said.

More than 100,000 items will be available, including hardcover and paperback books in fiction and nonfiction, vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, audio books and children’s books, Logan said.

For fans of children’s books, vintage, signed and pop-up books will be offered inside the library, along with art, photography and other special offerings.

Logan said this year’s sale is dedicated to Howard Munce, the late legendary illustrator and artist and library volunteer who died this year at 100.

Munce’s personal book collection, principally art books, many signed by other artists, has been donated to the sale.

The sale is scheduled to run Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., when all items will be offered at half-price and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those interested in volunteering for the event can contact Suzy Hooper at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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