Gunn Memorial Library’s Book Basement Boasts New Stock

The staff at the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington has been busy cleaning out old merchandise and restocking the shelves with “new” used books. The book basement has re-opened and is a treasure trove of finds for book lovers. The book basement is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 2.


Visitors are invited to browse the newly added fiction, non-fiction, biography, history and children’s books. The history section has been organized into major wars as well as American and European categories and more. There is an entire wall of new fiction. The new stock includes “specials” – frequently collectible and highly sought after titles priced far less than what can be found on internet book sites. A large collection of books about antiques will be featured, among which the series, American Furniture by Luke Beckerdite, is covering 1993 to 2010. A selection of Irish literature includes many signed books of poetry. There is even a section of local authors and many are autographed.

If you haven’t been to the Book Basement before, now is the time! There are over 8,000 books on varied topics and for every age. Since the Book Basement is constantly restocking, if you miss the first day of opening, do not be dismayed – come in another day to find additional titles that have been added. It is a bibliophile’s cornucopia!

The Gunn Memorial Library is located on 5 Wykeham Road in Washington Connecticut. For more information call 860-868-7586 or visit

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