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Rare Books Go Up For Sale At Southport, Conn. Library

Annual Event Draws Crowd On Insiders
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SOUTHPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — An annual book sale was held this weekend at the Pequot Library in Southport, Conn., and it is a sale that insiders never miss.

As WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported, the book sale at the library in the town just east of Westport is believed to be the largest in the Northeast.

Return visitors rave about the selection not only of books – many of them rare – but also the wide selection of DVDs, CDs and LP records.

“Vinyl records have made a huge comeback and we have a terrific selection, because we had two different major collectors are moving and downsizing and they gave us their collection of particularly jazz records,” said library director Mary Lord.

Many book lovers familiar with the annual Southport event line up in advance to get the first crack at some of the scarce books and first editions.

The library itself is also historic, and the sprawling lawns with picnic tables are very New England, Schneidau reported.

The event opened Friday and runs through Tuesday.

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