May 19, 2019

Old Lyme Library ‘Holiday Book Sale’ Continues Today, Includes Jolly Holiday Breakfast

Wine Reception on Friday with Gift Quality & Collectible Books in Festively-Decorated Reading Room, Everything Half Price in BookCellar; Sale Continues Saturday with Mary Poppins at a Jolly Holiday Breakfast

Rare books like these will be available for purchase throughout both days of the sale.

The BookCellar at the Old Lyme-Phoebe Griffin Noyes (OLPGN) Library is pleased to invite the community to its annual Holiday Book Sale on the evening of Friday, Nov. 30, and during the day on Saturday, Dec. 1.  Kick off this year’s holiday season by choosing books as gifts and supporting your local library at the same time!

More than 5,000 books carefully sorted by category, including many rare and collectible books, will be offered for sale in two different locations in the library.   Upstairs in the festively-decorated Reading Room, the focus this year is on gift quality and collectible books, along with DVD’s and CD’s.  Prints of historic local maps from 1868 of towns in New London County will also be on sale.

Downstairs in the BookCellar’s usual  home, all the books will be half-price or less. The BookCellar is including its extensive collection of rare, collectible, and first edition fiction books in this year’s sale.

The Opening Reception and Sale, which features a reception with refreshments, will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. Shop to the merry acoustic tunes of Strum, Strum from the Charles’ Music Center in Old Lyme.

The sale continues on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Start the day with a Jolly Holiday Breakfast with Simply Enchanted’s Mary Poppins, who will offer a spoonful of fun with your favorite English nanny and plenty of photo opportunities!

Historic maps of local towns including Old Lyme make perfect holiday gifts.

There will be books from all genres – from Children’s and Young Adults to Art and Photography, the Classics, History and Biography, small gift books and large coffee table books.  There is a large collection of First Edition hardcover books, many with protective Mylar covers.

Dealers are welcome and there are no buyer restrictions.  Most prices will range from $2 to $5, with a special bargain table with books priced under one dollar.  All proceeds benefit the Library.

The Library is located at 2 Library Lane, off Lyme Street. Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 7 p.m.;  Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If the Library’s parking lot is full, additional spaces are available on Lyme Street. There is also a lot behind the Old Lyme Memorial Town Hall across the street from the Library.

For more information about the library or questions about the sale, call 860-434-1684 or visit


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