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The Charity Bookshop: Connecticut's Best Kept Secret

You will find the Charity Bookshop in Trails Corners on the Groton campus of The Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT. MapQuest will lead you there if you click on Charity Bookshop.

The Charity Bookshop offers incredible bargains on new and used books. Located in Groton at 591 Poquonnock Road, the shop is one of my favorite local destinations. Yet, it is probably the best-kept secret in CT. You will find the Charity Bookshop in Trails Corners on the Groton campus of The Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT. MapQuest will lead you there if you click on Charity Bookshop.

Prices are unbeatable with hard-cover books priced at just $2.00, while paperbacks sell for either $.50 or $1.00. A handful of art books and coffee table books are marked at $5.00. Children’s books range in price from .20 to $1.00.

Readers will find a good selection of fiction, non-fiction and some beautiful children’s books. Fiction ranges from bestsellers, written by popular authors, to quality offerings, penned by first-time authors. At these prices, I don’t hesitate to try new authors and I’ve come home with some wonderful books that I might have overlooked in a larger store. Books move in and out of the shop on a regular basis, so I recommend that you visit often.

The Charity Bookshop is open three days a week, on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and on Thursday from 2 PM to 5 PM. Watch for the “Open” flag!

The shop is operated by a team of friendly, helpful volunteers who are members of the Groton Auxiliary of The Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT. The volunteers hail from Groton, Mystic, Stonington, Ledyard, Gales Ferry and Waterford.

The Charity Bookshop welcomes donations of clean, gently used books. Volunteers will be happy to show you around and assist you whenever you visit the shop.

The Child and Family Agency (CFA) provides a variety of social services to 17,000 children and families at risk in New London, Middlesex and New Haven counties. CFA is the largest, private, non-profit social service provider to children in southeastern CT. You can learn more about The Child and Family Agency by visiting http://cfapress.org.

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Evelyn Lange January 25, 2013 at 03:00 AM
I am looking for the book Make way for Ducklings, I need two copies of it if anybody knows where I can get copies of it I would appreciate it.
Virginia McCormack January 25, 2013 at 02:27 PM
I recently saw Make Way for Ducklings at the Charity Bookshop. I cannot guarantee that it's still there, but I will ask our volunteers to look for it on Saturday. The shop is open from 10 AM to 4 PM on Sat. We are also open on Wed. from 10 to 4 and on Thursday from 2 PM until 6 PM. We have a huge selection of children's books. Please stop by and our volunteers may have Make Way for Ducklings set aside for you.

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