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The Friends of the Southbury Public Library Basement Book Sale

Our notable Fundraising Book Sale program will be conducted in our well-lit and inviting Southbury Public Library Basement. We offer 60,000 Books, 2,500 records, 5,000 CD’s and 2,000 DVDs. Items are organized and fine sorted into 65 categories. They are 100% donated from the homes and estates of our surrounding communities.

Preview Sale Thursday, April 26th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
$10 fee – All may attend and shop this event
Dealers and Scanning welcomed, no restrictions Box line for Numbers, Must be present at 9:00 to get a number. Left Library Side Door preview entrance marked

General Sale Thursday, Apr. 26th, – April, 29th

Thursday, Apr 26th, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (After Preview, No Charge)
Friday, Apr. 27th, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr. 28th, 9:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 29th, Noon to 4:30 p.m.

Checks and Cash and, “Credit Cards Accepted”

Please visit’s entry on the Book Sale for pictures.

Notable Donations and offerings:

  • 120 Trade Paperback Chess books, very technical
  • 2,000+ plus cookbooks, Gardening Books, our largest selection ever
  • 2,500+ records. A special display of collectible records. 5,000+ CDs, 2,000+ DVDs
  • Decorative shelf items from estate donations in our Expanded Boutique section
  • Large selection of local interest, NY, CT MA, NH, ME & New England
  • A collection of Paperback Mystery books, 800 -1,000 in clean lightly used condition
  • 200+ Music books and sheets, Rock, Jazz, classical. Many are vintage suitable for framing!
  • Greatly Expanded Ephemera interest sections, including postcards this year.
  • Art books, Art Instruction, Over 300 of quality, 1,000’s of oversize
  • Collectible, signed and 1st edition books scattered throughout the sale
  • The “The Special Collection” this year has many antiquarian books that merit attention, including many from the 1850’s – 1890’s, a large donation from and antiques and art dealer
  • The “The Galley” has attractive Art & wall décor items.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Southbury Public Library

About the Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc.:

We are a non-profit, voluntary, incorporated organization.

Our Mission
To foster close relations between the Southbury Public Library and the community and to encourage the full use of the library. We provide supplementary programs, services, and equipment in order to increase effectiveness and scope of the Southbury Public Library.

We regularly meet the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the conference room on the first floor of the Southbury Public Library.

What We Do

The Friends purchase museum passes for patron use.

The Friends fund children, teen, and adult programs.

The Friends provide coffee for a nominal fee. A self-service dispenser is under the stairs as you enter the library.

The Friends host an annual book sale in April. The Friends accepts your donations of gently used books, videos, CDs, etc.

The Friends support the Library Music Series.

The Friends give a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior from Southbury each May.

The Friends offer umbrella bags for rainy days.

The Friends purchased a flat screen television for the library.

If you would like to attend a meeting, call President 

Jeffrey O’Sullivan at: 203-262-8134

For information on our annual book sale please contact
Christine Tolley at: 203-262-6855

We can also be reached by e-mail

If you would like to join the Friends of the Southbury Public Library click here to download an application.



A special thank you from The Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc.

Our spring book sale was a great achievement; the $38,000 we raised goes a long way to fund the annual budget of $39,000 in support that we provide to the Southbury Library for programs and activities.

We wish to thank the following breakroom sponsors that donated food to feed the 100 volunteers that made the four day sale possible:


The Bakery


Oriental Gourmet


Southford Pizza


Señor Pancho’s





When you visit, please thank these fine Southbury businesses for their support of the Friends of the Southbury Public Library.

Thank you, Southbury Printing, for the professional guidance you provided for our street banner and street signs.

And a great thanks to the library staff, the Library Board, and the Town of Southbury for their ongoing and substantial support. Thank you donors from Southbury and our surrounding communities for your generous donations of books and media.

Finally, a thank you to the 2,500 shoppers that attended the sale and made it a great success.