Books have been cleaned, sorted and polished up for display and final preparations are underway for Wilton Library’s Annual Gigantic Book Sale, taking place Saturday, April 23 through Tuesday, April 26 in the library’s gallery, Book Cellar and Brubeck Room.

With more than 70,000 items categorized in more than 50 subject headings, this sale is one of the biggest the library has seen. Early buyers are welcome on Saturday, from 7 to 9 a.m., with an early admission fee of $15. The sale then opens to the general public with no fees from 9 through 5.  On Sunday, the sale is available from noon to 5; Monday hours are 10 to 5 with items going for half-price, and on Tuesday, from 10 to 3, shoppers can take away items at $5 per bag, which will be supplied by the library.

The Rotary Club of Wilton will sell hot dogs and sodas at lunch time on Saturday with proceeds benefiting the library. A silent auction of rare and collectible books will take place during sale hours on Saturday and Sunday.

The silent auction list includes some tantalizing titles for savvy collectors including a signed, 1979 edition of Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light in like-new condition; a three-volume set of Churchill and Roosevelt: Complete Correspondence, and Certain People: A Book of Portraits by Robert Mapplethorpe from 1985 in perfect condition with beautiful full-page portraits.

The full list of silent auction items — nearly 150 — may be found on the library’s website at www.wiltonlibrary.org by clicking on the Gigantic Book Sale icon on the homepage.