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June, 2017
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July, 2017
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August, 2017
2-5Lombard, ILCollectibles
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4-5Denver, COBooks and Paper
4-6Saint Charles, MO250,000 Items!
18-22Saint Louis, MO1 Million+ Books!

September, 2017
2-4Redding, CTBig Sale
9-23Hendersonville, NCBIG FALL SALE!!
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Denver, CO

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair
Denver Merchandise Mart Expo
451 E. 58th Ave (at I-25)

Aug 4 - 5
  • 33rd Annual Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair!
  • 80 Exhibitors from across the country will be bringing their treasures for those interested in starting, enhancing, or learning about the fascinating world of books and paper.
  • Collectors, book lovers, and curious people everywhere will have an opportunity to browse among and purchase:
    • Rare books
    • Maps
    • Posters
    • Children's books
    • Art & prints
    • Postcards
    • Illustrations
    • Photography
    • Signed books
    • First editions
    • Historic records
    • Western Americana
    • Travel and exploration
    • Colorado history
    • and more
  • Something for Everyone!
  • Exhibitor List
  • August 4 and 5, 2017
    • Friday: 2 pm to 8 pm
    • Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Admission:$7 good both days
  • Whether you are a serious collector, print enthusiast, or casual shopper, the Fair has a lot to offer, from books and maps to cultural oddities and whimsical finds!

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Danbury, CT

Friends of the Danbury Library
at Police Activities League (PAL) Building
35 Hayestown Rd.
Friends Voice Mail: 203-797-4568
Friends E-Mail:

Oct 7 - 9
  • Friends of the Danbury Library Annual Book Sale
  • OVER 70,000 ITEMS!
  • Books sorted into over 60 categories
    • Art, Architecture, Photography
    • Hobbies/Crafts, How-To
    • Cooking and Food
    • Science and Nature
    • Children's
    • History and Americana
    • Fiction
    • Sports
    • Business
    • Foreign Languages
    • Health and Fitness
    • Travel and Geography
  • Rare Books, Signed Books, First Editions
  • Prices: Most Hardcovers $2, Paperbacks $0.50 & up
  • CDs, DVDs, Records, Audiobooks
  • Collectible Books - Large section of specially priced books from $5
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Saturday, October 7
    • 8am to 10am: $15 Early Bird Admission, Free to FRIENDS members
      • Numbers given out at 7am
    • 10am to 5:30pm, Free admission
  • Sunday, October 8
    • 10am to 5pm. Free admission, books half price
  • Monday, October 9
    • 9am to 3pm: Bag Sale, $10 includes free fabric bag
  • Ample free parking
  • Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Danbury Library
  • Directions:
    • I-84 West, Exit 6: At light, right onto North St. At first light turn right onto Hayestown Ave. *At end, left onto Tamarack Ave., (becomes E. Hayestown Rd.) At stop sign bear right onto Hayestown Rd. P.A.L. building on the right.
    • I-84 East, Exit 5: Through stop sign, down hill. Straight through traffic light onto North St. At fourth light, turn right onto Hayestown Ave. Follow from * above.

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Newtown, CT

42nd HUGE Sale
Friends of Cyrenius H. Booth Library
at Reed Intermediate School
3 Trades Lane
(Across from Fairfield Hills)
Right off I-84, Exit 11, Routes 25 and 34

July 8 - 12
  • High quality at great prices
  • July 8th through July 12th - Come Celebrate our 42nd ANNUAL BOOK SALE
    • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      • $5 admission on Saturday only – Ages 18 and under FREE
      • Admission tickets go on sale Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m.
    • Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Monday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - half price
    • Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. - $5 per standard-sized bag (provided free)
    • Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon (all items free)
  • The best organized sale anywhere
    • Rare, Collectible and Signed Books all in one room
    • All adult fiction categories alphabetized by author
    • Children's books sorted by reading levels, fiction and non-fiction, series, etc.
  • Over 90 categories, including your favorites:
    • Art and Photography
    • Children's books
    • Computer software and books
    • Cooking, Crafts and Style, Gardening
    • Fiction: Current, Classic, and Vintage
    • History, War, Military and Espionage
    • Mystery and Thriller
    • Poetry and Drama
    • Romance
    • Science Fiction, Fantasy and Manga
    • Trade Paperbacks
  • Plus audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, & LP records (33s, 45s, 78s)—organized by genre
  • Discover, Visa & MasterCard Accepted
  • Unbeatable Amenities
    • Air-conditioning and plenty of on-site parking
    • Refreshments available (Saturday and Sunday)
    • Plus on Saturday
      • Two conveniently located secure holding areas for intended purchases
      • Two credit-card-only check-out stations
    • Scanners and personal electronic devices welcome in sales areas
    • Stockpiling and “clearing” not permitted
  • For further important sale information, go to

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Redding, CT

The Mark Twain Library
at Redding Community Center
37 Lonetown Road (Route 107)


Sept 2 - 4

57th Annual Mark Twain Library Book Fair
The Granddaddy of Book Fairs - we are the oldest - and one of the largest - in New England. All proceeds benefit the Library.

Over 60,000 items organized in 75 categories including:

• Children's
(an entire room with nonfiction organized separately)
• Art, Architecture and Photography
• Business (many recent titles)
• Biography
• History
• Cookbooks, Diet, and Wine
• Education and Teaching Materials
• Interior Design and Do-It-Yourself
• Current Fiction - alphabetized for your convenience
• Classic Literature
• Environment and Nature
• Gardening
• Music (large collection of sheet music)
• Mystery
• Large Print
• New England History and Travel
• Poetry
• Romance
• Science, Math & Technology
• Science Fiction
• Sets
• Sports
• Transportation
• Travel
• CDs, DVDs and Audiobooks
• Vinyl Records

And our celebrated COLLECTOR'S CORNER, featuring rare finds, first editions, signed copies - priced to sell.


  • Tickets available at 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am to 10:00 am, $20 early admission - Cash or Check with ID
  • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm FREE ADMISSION - Coffee and pastries available
  • Children's Event, 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm - a great opportunity for teachers too!
  • Prices as marked - WE DON'T DOUBLE!


  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Prices as marked


  • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Half Price Day


  • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • "BOXING DAY!" $10 for each box full of books, or half-price for individual books! Boxes provided.

Credit Cards Accepted for Purchases Only

Scanners and other wireless devices welcome in sales areas; stockpiling and "clearing" not permitted.

Air-conditioned comfort, handicapped accessible, refreshments sold, FREE parking

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Southport, CT

Pequot Library
720 Pequot Ave. (Exit 19 off I-95)
203-259-0346 ext. 15

July 21 - 25

57th Annual Summer Book Sale
Friday, July 21 - Tuesday, July 25, 2017
“The Best Book Sale in New England”

OVER 140,000 BOOKS, plus CDs, DVDs, RECORDS, etc., plus unique Specials. Admission is FREE and open to the public. All Sale proceeds help fund Pequot Library's 750+ annual programs and events.


Friday, July 21 9am to 6pm DOUBLE the marked price
Spend $250 on Friday and receive 20% discount on all purchases (special items excluded)
Saturday, July 22 9am to 6pm Priced as marked
Sunday, July 23 9am to 6pm Priced as marked
Monday, July 24 9am to 6pm HALF the marked price
Tuesday, July 25 9am to 2pm $5 PER BAG DAY!

High quality books at reasonable prices.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express Accepted

"A Catalog of Specials" will be available in early July at

At the Sale: Rare and collectible items featuring a collection of vintage stock certificates conveniently located in one room.,

Over 60 categories, including your favorites:

• Art & Architecture
• Astrology & Occult
• Atlas & Dictionary
• Biography
• Business
• Children
• Children-Young Adult
• Classics
• Coffee Table
• Cookbooks
• CT & NE & NY
• Crafts & Hobbies
• Education & Text
• Exotica
• Family & Parenting
• Fiction
• First Editions
• Foreign Language
• Gardening & Nature
• Graphic Novels
• Health Issues
• History & Politics
• Humor
• Impulse
• Large Print
• Law & Crime
• Literature/Anthology/Writing
• Maritime
• Military History
• Music
• Mystery
• Old & Interesting
• 'Ologies
• Performing Arts
• Pets & Animals
• Photography
• Poetry • Records, CDs, Tapes, DVDs, Videos
• Religion & Philosophy
• Science
• Science Fiction
• Self Help
• Sets
• Sheet Music
• Signed Books
• Sociology & Anthropology
• Specials
• Spies/Espionage
• Sports
• Travel
• Transportation
• And more!

Scanners & other wireless devices welcome in sales areas; stockpiling and "clearing" not permitted.

Exit 19 off I-95 south to 720 Pequot Ave, Southport
Location: Under the tents on the Great Lawn, parking lot, in the Auditorium, Reading Room, and Rennell Room

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Westport, CT

Our Silver Anniversary!
Westport Library
20 Jesup Rd. (off US Rte 1)

July 15 - 18
  • The 25th Annual Westport Library Book Sale, July 15-18:
    • Saturday, July 15 from 9-5
    • Sunday, July 16 from 10-5
    • Monday, July 17 from 9-5 (all half-price) 
    • Tuesday, July 18 from 9-1 (contribution day – suggested donation, $5 per bag)
  • Highlighting this year's sale, our featured special:   
    • A limited edition copy of Kara Walker's magnificent 1997 pop-up silhouette book, Freedom: A Fable.Pop-up artist book, with offset lithographs and five laser-cut pop-ups. 1997. A fine copy in a full red leather binding as issued. (Each year, Peter Norton, the software engineer/entrepreneur (“Norton Utilities”) and philanthropist, commissioned a work to celebrate Christmas. Laid into this copy is the Norton family’s 1997 Christmas card, depicting their two children and giving details of the book’s author.)
  • For a listing of all our featured specials, click here. And keep checking, as the list will be continuously updated until sale time. 
  • Over 100,000 deeply discounted books in over seventy categories from art to zoology, with an extra-large selection of art and photography titles this year. 
    • Hardcover & paperback fiction & non-fiction
    • Children's books in their own tent. All our vintage, signed and special juvenile books will again have a section inside the air-conditioned library. 
    • Major music collections: Songbooks from Heavy Metal to Broadway shows. All bargain priced, plus pristine Metropolitan Opera librettos, most at low paperback prices. In addition, many great instruction books. 
    • Extensive collection of more than 600 sporting books, especially angling (including fly-tying and fly-fishing) and hunting, from the estate of noted specialist antiquarian bookseller, Judith Bowman. As they came from a dealer, there are often duplicate copies. All are attractively priced, many are signed, and most are in superlative condition, as she was noted for the quality of her books. Includes a number of reprinted Derrydale Books, published in Lyons, Mississippi. Some books contain the bookplate of famed angling collector and publisher Jeffrey Norman.
    • Books about James Joyce collected by Dr. Benjamin Erger (1899-2001). Erger served in both the Marines during World I and in the Army Medical Corp during World War II
    • From the family of actor Jose Ferrer, his library, largely performing arts and many with his ownership signature and date acquired, the earliest going back to his student days at Princeton (Class of 1933). Also, some books belonging to his wife, singer Rosemary Clooney. 
    • Heritage Press, mostly from a single collector, over 200 titles in slipcase, all together in the main tent.
    • From the estate of longtime Forbes editor (1961-1999) James Mitchell, his library of important business books.
    • The Beatles. Back again this year, more music, movies, and memoirs. Everything together on the Fab Four.
    • Mountaineering: Whether you're a thrill-seeking climber or an armchair mountaineer, this year features the recently available collections of two local adventurers. Includes maps, guides, and journals.
    • Vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks & more.
    • Foreign language
  • As the Westport Library begins its major transformation, these library reference sets have been withdrawn and are offered for sale:
    • Grove Dictionary of Art, 1996, 34 volumes, complete
    • New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2001, 29 volumes, complete
    • Something About the Author: Facts and Pictures about Contemporary Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People. 164 volumes, Vol.1 (1971) to Vol.164 (2006).
  • All with library stamps; however, as they were not circulating books, they remain in very good condition.
  • Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. Admission is free. No prior sign-ups or place-holding. No sale previews. Prices start at 50 cents for mass-market & children's paperbacks. No sales tax on purchases. 
  • Parking is free and handicap accessible. Quick access from  Exit 17 on I-95 or  Exit 41 on CT 15 (Merritt Parkway)
  • For more details and the most current information about the sale, click here.
  • Want to volunteer at the sale? Email Suzy Hooper at
  • Sign up for the Library enews here, and click on Book Sale News.
  • On Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, be sure to visit the 44th Westport Fine Arts Festival, presented by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association
Ames, IA

Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Ave

July 6 - 9
  • Thu 5:30-8:30 ($2 admission); Fri, Sat 9-6 (free admission); Sun 11-5
  • Preview: Thu 5pm for donors to Friends Foundation at $20 level and above (free admission); join at door
  • 30,000 books; 66% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; no buyer restrictions; Most $1; pocket pbs .25 or 5/$1. Sunday $1 admission, everything free(auditorium only)!
  • Books sold online and at the library's book store

  • Mon-Thu 9-9, Fri, Sat 9-6, Sun 1-5
Bettendorf, IA

Bettendorf Public Library
2950 Learning Campus Dr.

Oct 7 - 8
  • Sat 9-5, Sun noon-4
  • Preview: Fri 5-7:30 pm, Friends; join at door $5 ind., $10 fam. $20 fee for scanning
  • 20,000 books; 100% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; plus CDs, videos, audiotapes, records, puzzles, etc.; most .50
  • $20 Scanner fee at Preview only
Bloomfield, IA

Friends of Bloomfield Library
at 109 E Jefferson St

June 24 - July 8
  • 9-5 daily
  • 12,000 books; 75% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks .25; hardcovers .50
  • First weekend: Hairy Nation Day activities across the street
Burlington, IA

Burlington Public Library
210 Court St

Sept; Jan
  • Sat 8-5
  • Preview: Fri 10-5, Friends; join at door $10 (coves all 3 sales in current year)
  • 9,000 books; 100% donated; 40% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .25-$1 plus Collectors Corner.

  • Mon-Sat, library hours
  • Paperbacks $1; hardcovers $3
Cedar Falls, IA

Book Nook
Cedar Falls Public Library
524 Main St.

  • Monday 10-7, Wednesday 10-4, Saturday 10-4
Cedar Falls, IA

University of Northern Iowa
Rod Library
1227 W. 27th St

  • Fall & Spring: Mon-Wed 7:30am-midnight, Th 7:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30-7, Sat 10-5, Sun noon-midnight. Summer & May: Mon-Thu 7am-8pm, Fri 7-5, Sat noon-5, Sun noon-8. Interims: Mon-Fri 7:30-5, Sat, Sun closed
  • Hardcovers, DVDs, CDs $2; Paperbacks, LPs, VHS, cassettes $1; prints, posters .50
  • Items change every 2-4 weeks.
    More valuable books have been removed to sell online.
    Cash only
Clinton, IA

Clinton Public Library
Underground Book Store
306 8th Avenue S

  • Mon, Sat 10-2, Wed 2-6

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Coralville, IA

Friends of Coralville Public Library
1401 5th Street

Aug 4 - 5; Nov 3 - 4
  • Offering buyers a broad range of reading material!
    • Friday 1:30 to 5:30
    • Saturday 9:00 to 3:00
  • Members get in an hour early, at 12:30 pm, on Friday for first pick at the sales.
  • Presenting OVER 8,000 BOOKS!
    • 75% donated. 25% library withdrawals.
    • 60% hardcover; sorted by type.
  • Great Prices:
    • Most hardcover books $2.00 on Friday & $1.00 on Saturday
    • Most paperback books $1.00 on Friday & $ .50 on Saturday
    • Audiovisual materials are 50 cents and children's books are 25 cents both days
  • Unless otherwise noted, all books for sale range from VERY GOOD to PRISTINE!
  • Large variety of hard cover & paperback books ranging from good to very good condition in FREE section
  • Also: FREE books area of lesser quality ranging from poor to good
  • More information about Friends Book Sales
  • To reach the library: From I-80 take the Coralville 1st Avenue exit (242), go south to the 5th St. intersection (there is a traffic light), turn right and go 11 blocks. The library is on your right. Just follow the new parking ramp signs.
  • Area sights: Amana Colonies, University of Iowa athletics & museums, Herbert Hoover Museum & Presidential Library, Devonian Fossil Gorge
  • Watch for the next great sale November 3 and 4!

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Council Bluffs, IA

Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave

  • During library hours
Des Moines, IA


Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
at Iowa State Fairgrounds
4-H Building
3000 East Grand Avenue

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Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Central Library
1000 Grand Ave

June 22 - 23
  • Thu, Fri 9-5:30
  • not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; books, mags, CDs, audiobooks, DVDs; .25-$10
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Artsy Smartsy Book Sale - during Des Moines Arts Festival

  • Mon-Wed 9-7:30, Thu, Fri 9-5:30, Sun (Sept-May) 1-4:30
  • not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions
Dubuque, IA

Reu Memorial Library
Wartburg Theological Seminary
333 Wartburg Pl

Oct; March
  • Thu 7:30am-10pm, Fri 7:30-noon
  • 1,000 books; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .25 and up
Evansdale, IA

Evansdale Public Library
123 N Evans Rd

  • Mon, Thu 11-7, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 11-5
  • 90% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; books, mags .25; VHS, DVD .50
Fort Dodge, IA

Fort Dodge Public Library
424 Central Ave

  • Mon 1-7, Tue-Fri 11-4; closed Sat, Sun
  • Friends Book Shop on the Square
Garden Grove, IA

Garden Grove Public Library
103 W. Main St.

  • Mon, Wed, Fri 2-4:30
  • Call 641-443-2445 anytime to look at books
Grinnell, IA

Drake Community Library
930 Park St

  • Sat 8-11:30, noon-2
  • Preview: Fri 5pm-8pm, $3 suggested donation to enter
  • 7,000 books; 100% donated; sorted; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; Sat noon $1/box
  • Current, popular items are removed throughout the year (as they are donated) for sale in library book shop

  • Library hours
Hiawatha, IA

Hiawatha Public Library
150 W Willman St.

Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Public Library
123 S Linn St

  • Mon-Thu 10:30-7, Fri 10:30-5:30, Sat 10:30-4, Sun 12:30-4:30
Iowa City, IA

Shelter House Used Book Sale
at Johnson County Fairgrounds
4261 Oak Crest Hill Road
Building C

(Main entrance: Riverside Drive)

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Jefferson, IA

Jefferson Public Library
200 West Lincolnway St

Oct 1 - 7
  • Sat-Sat Library hours
  • Preview: First day 9-1, Friends; join at door $5 ind., $10 fam.
  • 4,000+ books; 40% donated; 70% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; children's .25-.50; last day $4 (some exceptions)
Knoxville, IA

Knoxville Public Library
213 East Montgomery St

  • Thu 4-8, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-noon
  • Sat $2/bag
LeClaire, IA

LeClaire Community Library
323 Wisconsin St
563-289-4242 x 4

  • Fri 10-5, Sat 10-2
  • 2,000 books; 100% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; $1-$3; Sat noon: $1/bag
Madrid, IA

Madrid Public Library
100 W. 3rd. St

Aug 26 - 27
  • Sat 9-2, Sun noon-2
  • Preview: Sat 8-9 $1 fee
  • 3,000 books; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; plus CDs, DVDs, puzzle, mags; paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; Sun $5/box
Malvern, IA

Malvern Public Library
502 Main St.

Marion, IA

Marion Public Library
1095 6th Ave

  • Sat 10-4, Sun 2-4
  • Preview: Fri 4-6pm, Friends; join at door $10
  • 2,200 books; 80% donated; 70% hardcover; sorted; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks $1; hardcovers $2; children's .50; Sun $3/bag
  • Newest books are sold in our Bookstore
Marshalltown, IA

Marshalltown Public Library
105 W. Boone St

  • Sat 9-2, Sun 1-4
  • 2,000+ books; 80% donated; 75% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks .25; hardcovers $1; Sun $1/bag
Milford, IA

Milford Memorial Library
1009 9th St.

July 21 - 22
  • Fri 9-3, Sat 9-11
  • Paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; children's .50; Fri noon: $1/bag
Oskaloosa, IA

AAUW, Oskaloosa
at Penn Central Mall
200 High Ave. W

  • Thu noon-8, Fri 10-8, Sat 10-2
  • 7,000 books; 80% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; $1 per item, 6 for $5; .50 after 30; children's .50; Sat $5/bag
Perry, IA

Perry Public Library
1101 Willis Ave

July 21 - 22; Oct 20 - 21; Jan 19 - 20, 2018
  • Fri 10-4, Sat 10-2
  • 5,000 books; 50% donated; 35% hardcover; sorted
Red Oak, IA

Red Oak Public Library
400 North 2nd St.

Solon, IA

Solon Public Library
320 W. Main St.

Feb 3, 2018
  • Sat 8-noon
  • 2,000+ books; sorted; no buyer restrictions; includes CDs, DVDs, audiobooks; paperbacks .25; hardcovers .50; children's .25; DVD/Audio $1. Some items as marked
  • Some books sold online throughout the year.
Tipton, IA

Tipton Public Library
206 Cedar St.

Waterloo, IA

Waterloo Public Library
415 Commercial St

  • Tue 10-7, Wed-Sat 10-1
  • Paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1-$3
Waukee, IA

Waukee Public Library
950 Warrior Lane

  • Sat 8:30-3
  • Preview: Fri 6-7:30pm, Friends; join at door - $7 seniors/full time students, $15 hoursehold, $25-$500 contributing member
  • 7,000 books; 80% donated; 55% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; Audiobooks & movies; .50-$2
  • No holds.
    Bake sale

  • Mon-Thu 9:30-8:30, Fri, Sat 9:30-3, Sun 1-4 (Sept-May)
Webster City, IA

Kendall Young Library
1201 Willson Ave

  • Fri 10-6, Sat 10-noon
  • Preview: Thu 10-8, Friends; join at door $5
  • not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions
West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines Public Library
4000 Mills Civic Parkway

  • Library hours
  • 200-300 books
Winterset, IA

Winterset Public Library
at American Legion bldg
223 N 1st Ave

Sept 8 - 9
  • Fri 10-7, Sat 10-3
  • Preview: Thu 4-7pm, Friends; join at door $5. No vendors, no scanners. $10/plastic grocery sack (provided); limit 5 bags
  • 10,000 books; 90% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; donation
  • Legion will sell snacks

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Algonquin, IL

Algonquin Area Public Library
Eastgate Branch
115 Eastgate St.

July 6 - 9
  • Summer 2017 Book Sale!
  • Over 30,000 Books
    • Sorted into 70 categories!
  • All adult books are sorted and on shelves
  • Over 9,000 items for children
    • These are well organized in bins and on shelves
  • Great Prices
    • Adult books, $1 and up; children .25 and up
    • Paperbacks .50; CDs $1, DVDs $2, books on CD $3
  • Books are NOT picked over!
  • Special categories will be featured for this sale
  • Large FICTION section in alpha order
  • Many unusual special books!
    • Thursday 4 to 7
    • $10 Admission charge
    • Adults only please
    • Friday 4 to 8
    • Saturday 10 to 2
    • Sunday 1 to 4
  • Sunday Books are HALF PRICE
  • Refreshments available Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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Des Plaines, IL

Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood St.

Downtown, just south of Metra train station

Oct 13 - 15
  • Preview for members of the Friends
    • Friday October 13, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Memberships available at the door; $5.00 for individuals, $10.00 for families.
    • Sign up for numbers will begin at 4 pm
  • Open to the Public
    • Saturday October 14, from 9:30 am to 4 pm
    • Sunday October 15, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
      • Sunday is bargain day.
  • Most hard cover books are $1.00, better books slightly higher.
    • Most are donated and are hard cover.
  • Also CD's, DVD's, and audio books.
  • Books are sorted into many categories, not picked over, no buyers restrictions.
  • The Des Plaines History Center will be present on Sat. and Sun. only, selling gift items.
  • For information call (847) 376-2922

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Downers Grove, IL

American Association of University Women Downers Grove Area Branch
at Henry Puffer School
2220 Haddow Ave.

(On Belmont Rd., south of Ogden Ave, north of Belmont Station)

June 22 - 24
  • Downers Grove Area AAUW 59th Annual Used Book Sale
    • To be held June 22-24, 2017
  • 30,000 Pre-sorted Books in Good Condition - all Genres!
  • Paperback, Hardcover and Curio Books
    • Fiction, Nonfiction
    • Children's books
    • Father's Day Specials
    • Sorters Picks!
  • Curio Section has more valuable and newer books. All in good condition.
  • Preview Sale:Thursday June 22, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Entry fee $10.00. No children this night only please.
  • General Sale: Friday June 23, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm - FREE ADMISSION
  • BAG SALE:Saturday June 24, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm - FREE ADMISSION
    • $10 for a bag of books (Curio books half price)

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Elgin, IL

Gail Borden Library
260 North Grove Avenue

Sept 14 - 17
  • 6th Annual Book Sale at the Gail Borden Library
  • Over 20,000 books from all genres!
    • Hard cover and paperbacks!
    • CD's, DVD's, and audiobooks!
    • Great selection of children's books!
  • Sorted into 40+ categories including:
    • Cookbooks
    • History/Biography
    • Healthy Living
    • Reference
    • Art/Coffee Table Books
    • Children's Picture Books
  • Most items $1-$2. Credit cards accepted
  • BOOKSELLERS WELCOME! Not picked over. No buyer restrictions.
  • Preview Night ($10 Admission)
    • Thursday, September 14, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Line-up ticket numbers available at 4 p.m.
  • Regular Sale - (Free Admission)
    • Friday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, Sept. 17, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Credit/Debit cards accepted
  • All proceeds benefit library exhibits and activities such as our summer reading program.
  • There is also an ART SHOW featuring local artists!
  • Questions?

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Elmhurst, IL

AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch
at Lincoln School
565 S. Fairfield Ave

Aug 3 - 6
  • AAUW Elmhurst Area Annual USED BOOK SALE [American Association of University Women]
  • Successful operation for over 50 years. Proceeds from the sale of books benefit local and national AAUW scholarships, research, and programs supporting women and girls.
  • Over 25,000 Books
    • 100% Donated
    • Super organized - sorted into 30+ categories
    • Large Children's Section
    • DVDs and CDs also available
  • Great Prices
    • Most items range from $1.00 to $2.00; children's from 50 cents to $2
    • Collector's Area individually priced
    • Price reductions on Sunday
      • BAG SALE - $10 per standard grocery bag of regular books and 50% off on individually priced books
  • Schedule
    • Thursday August 3rd, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Friday August 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Saturday August 5th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Sunday August 6th, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.-$10 BAG SALE
  • Admission
    • Preview Sale (Thursday): $10 per person admission. Line-up and wristband sales begin at 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
    • Free admission all other days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Hours as listed above.

Cash or checks ONLY - NO credit or debit cards accepted

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Lake Forest, IL

Friends of Lake Forest Library
at Lake Forest Recreation Center
400 Hastings Road

Sept 15 - 17
  • Friends of Lake Forest Library 42nd Annual Book Sale
  • September 14-17, inside at Lake Forest Recreation Center 400 Hastings Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Free admission and parking; walk to train and historic Market Square
    • Thursday September 14, 9am to 5pm
    • Memberships are available at the door. 20% surcharge on purchases.
    • Friday September 15, 9am to 8pm
    • Saturday September 16, 9am to 5pm (teacher discount 25%)
    • Sunday September 17, 9am to 5pm (Half price day!)
  • Over 150,000 donated books carefully sorted, arranged, and individually priced
  • Over 115 Categories including: Collectors,First Editions, Biographies, Art, Vintage Children, Military, U.S. and World History, Sports, Science Fiction, Music, CDs, Audio Books, DVDs, Art, Architecture, Photography, Young Adult, Children's, Cooking, Gardening, new Fiction, new Non-Fiction and more!!
  • Scanners & other wireless devices welcome in sales areas; stockpiling and "clearing" not permitted..
  • For more information 847-234-0636 or
  • To volunteer:

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Lombard, IL

American Association of University Women
at First Church of Lombard
220 S. Main Street

Aug 2 - 5
  • MORE THAN 10,000 BOOKS!
    • Sorted into Many Categories. Fiction fine-sorted by author.
    • Not picked over
    • 95% donated, 50% hardcover
  • Large Section of Collectible books!
  • Also A/V items!
  • August 2 to 5, 2017
  • PRE-SALE August 2
    • Wednesday, 5 pm to 9 pm
    • $5 entry. Presale numbers available at 3 pm
  • FREE Entry August 3 to 5
    • Thursday & Friday, 9 am to 8 pm
    • Saturday, 9 am to noon
    • Books range from $1 to $3
    • Collectibles as marked
    • Saturday $10/bag (excludes collectibles)
  • Cash and checks only
  • Parking: church lot - entry W. Ash Street OR city lots on Main & Maple Streets
  • Presented by American Association University Women, Lombard Area Branch
  • Sale proceeds benefit college scholarships for women

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Mount Prospect, IL

Mount Prospect Public Library
10 S Emerson St

July 28 - 30
  • Friends of Mount Prospect Public Library Present Another GIANT Sale!
  • 35,000 Books!
    • 90% donated; 60% hardcover
  • All books over $0.25: Nonfiction books are categorized. Fiction books are categorized and alphabetized.
  • Plus:  CDs, DVDs, records, books on CD/tape, games and puzzles!
  • Over 1000 books written in many world languages
  • Featuring new "Young Adult" section AND Science Fiction! THOUSANDS of Kids' Books!
  • Collection of over 300 hardback super heroes, star wars and gaming graphic novels.
  • 100+ very good condition comic books including 50 star wars and 30 assorted Marvel titles.
  • Friends Preview Sale July 28
    • Fri 6:30-9:30pm
    • Not a member yet? Join the Friends at the door for $5/yr and attend the preview
  • General Public Sale July 29 and 30
    • Sat 9-4:30
    • Sun noon-4
  • Great Prices: Most .25-$1
    • .25-$10 (Rare/autographed higher)
  • Books were not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions.
  • Scanners welcome. Handcarts available.
  • We now take most credit cards. There is a $2 convenience fee for purchase under $100, $5 fee for purchase over $100.
  • Ample free parking
  • For more information contact:

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Rolling Meadows, IL

Rolling Meadows Library
3110 Martin Lane

July 13 - 16
  • Friends of the Rolling Meadows Library
    • Summer Book Sale!!!
  • Featuring 10,000 BOOKS!
  • Also
    • CD's, DVD's
    • VHS, cassettes
    • Records
  • Preview Sale - Early shopping!
    • Thursday, July 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
    • $5 entrance fee
    • Open to Everyone!
  • General Public Sale - no admission fee
    • Friday, 9 am to 8:30 pm
    • Saturday 9 am to 4:30 pm
    • Sunday 1 pm to 4pm
  • These books were NOT picked over. NO buyer restrictions
  • Sorted into categories for easy shopping
  • Great Prices
    • Paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1
    • CD's $1, DVD's $2
    • VHS, cassettes, records $.50
  • Don't miss this sale - There's something for everyone!
  • Visit the Friends web site

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Topeka, KS

Friends of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
at Kansas Expocentre
Agricultural Hall
One Expocentre Dr.
(Just west of Topeka Blvd & 17th St)

Sept 14 - 17
  • Friends of Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Book Sale
  • Over 60,000 Items!
    • 80% Donated, 60% Hardback
    • Sorted into 20 categories
  • Premium Section!
  • PLUS CDs, DVDs, Records
  • Members Only Night
    • Thursday September 14, 6pm to 9pm
    • Memberships are also sold at the door (Individual $20; Family $30)
  • Preview Night September 15
    • Friday, 6pm to 9pm
    • Friends members have free admission. Memberships are also sold at the door.
    • Non-members who prefer not to purchase a membership, may pay $5 per person (children ages 7 and under are free).
  • Free Admission September 16 and 17
    • Saturday, 9am to 5pm
    • Sunday, 10am to 5pm
      • Sunday Bag Day: Fill a grocery sack to the top for just $5
  • Great Prices
    • Hardbacks and large paperbacks $2, Small paperbacks $1
    • Records $1, CDs $2, DVDs $2, Audiobooks $2
    • Children’s books $1
    • Premium section – All items individually priced.
    • Sunday – Bag day – all books (excluding items from the Premium Section) that will fit to the top of a grocery sack (provided) for $5 a bag.
  • Cash and credit card accepted
  • Silent Auction bidding opens Thursday and closes on Friday
  • Raffle- autographed Kansas City Chiefs Eric Berry jersey - ticket $1 each; drawing at 4pm on Saturday.
  • For more details, check out the Friends book sale web site

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Saint Paul, MN

Half Price Books
2041 Ford Parkway

July 13 - 16
  • Half Price Books Tent Sale!
  • 2041 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116
  • Everything's $3 or less!
  • Thursday, July 13th - Sunday, July 16th
    • Thursday -Saturday, 9AM-7PM
    • Sunday 10AM-6PM
  • Thousands of items including hardback and paperback fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, music, movies, games and MORE!
  • For more information visit or call 651-699-1391

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St. Paul, MN

Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair
Progress Center Building
Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Enter fairgrounds at main gate off Snelling Ave. Take 2nd right. Go 4 blocks north.

June 30 - July 1
  • 27th Annual Twin Cities Antiquarian & Rare Book Fair
  • Over fifty dealers from across the country offering
    • Antiquarian, Fine, and Rare, Collectable, Scholarly & Used Books
  • Including:
    • First editions
    • Fine bindings
    • Children's books
    • Local history
    • Vintage books & advertising
    • Ephemera, maps and more!
  • Not a collector (yet!)?  Our exhibitors will have lots of reading copies of great books at awesome prices!
  • Visitor Information
  • June 30 and July 1, 2017
    • $7 Opening Night: Friday, 3 pm to 8 pm (includes Saturday admission)
    • $5 Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
  • Kids get in free!  High school and college students: Free admission with your school ID!
  • Progress Center Building, Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota 55108. Free parking.
  • Free Appraisal Day: Saturday from noon to 3pm! - Visitors are invited to bring in up to four books from their own collection to be evaluated by an expert.
  • All day Saturday: Members of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ Artist’s Co-op will bring a Kelsey tabletop press and print free letterpress keepsake bookmarks for all attendees.
  • For questions, contact Valerie Urban at or 1-800-441-0076.
  • Sponsored by the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association
  • Like us on Facebook. An outstanding event!

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Saint Charles, MO

250,000 Items!
Friends of the St. Charles City-County Library Book Sale
The Family Arena
2002 Arena Parkway
(Enter at Gate 2)
636-441-2300 x 1582

Aug 4 - 6
  • One of the largest Book Fairs in the St. Louis area
  • Over 250,000 hardbacks, paperbacks, sets, records, and magazines
  • Click here for more information
  • The 2017 Friends Book Fair will be held at the Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63303. Enter at Gate 2.
    • Nearly 30,000 square feet filled with the best bargains in town!
    • At this location, customers shop in comfort with wide aisles, cool temperatures (no matter how hot it gets outside), and plenty of convenient free parking.
  • Friday, August 4:
    • 9:00 am to noon - Friends members only admission
    • Purchase a membership now
    • Friends memberships will be sold on Friday immediately after the 9 a.m. opening (Shop at 9:00 a.m. on Friday for the best selection.)
    • Noon to 9:00 p.m. - Open to the general public.
  • Saturday, August 5: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
    • Open to the general public
  • Sunday, August 6: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    • Open to the general public
    • $5.00 a bag day (most items) Standard size plastic grocery bags provided on site.
    • Most hardbacks $2, regular size paperbacks 50 cents, oversize paperbacks $1
    • All children's and teen books 50 cents
    • Magazines 10 cents
    • AV materials priced as marked.
    • Some very old books, reference materials and special items priced separately.
    • On Sunday, books are sold for $5.00 a bag-standard size grocery bags provided.
  • All books sorted into popular categories - easy to find the items you want!
  • Some of the most popular categories: cookbooks, children's, crafts, art, western, mysteries, science fiction, biographies
  • Separate area for children's and teen materials.
  • Book Donations: Donations of used books are taken all year. Donations may be dropped off at any branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District.
  • Leftovers: The Friends will donate the "leftovers" from the 2017 Fair to non-profit organizations (schools, churches, etc.) who can come on Sunday, August 5 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. and pick them up. Books will be given away on a first-come-first-serve basis. Non-profit organizations interested in any of the leftover items should click here to sign up online or contact Erica Land at 441-2300 ext.1582 prior to the Fair.
  • Volunteers: Approximately 300 volunteers are needed for a successful Book Fair. If you would like to help with set-up on Thursday, August 3 or work a shift at the Fair, click here to sign up online. Volunteer jobs include stocking tables, tallying sales, cashiering, providing information and loading and unloading trucks.
  • Mark your calendar now and come out to support your FRIENDS!

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Saint Louis, MO

1 Million+ Books!
YMCA Book Fair
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Rd

Aug 18 - 22
  • 39th Annual YMCA Book Fair
  • First Selection Day $10 admission
    • Friday, August 18, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Wristbands for opening day will go on sale at 7:30am.
  • Free Admission Days
    • August 19-22
    • Saturday to Tuesday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm each day
  • Half Price Day
    • Monday, August 21, all day
    • 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • $10 a Box Day
    • Tuesday, August 22
    • 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • New LOWER Prices:
  • RARE BOOKS! (Check back for rare book list closer to the sale)
  • We also have:
    • 45's, 78's
    • 8 tracks
    • CD's, DVD's
    • Audio, videotapes and cassettes
  • Credit Cards accepted
  • Items are Priced to Sell!
  • Location: Queeny Park

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St. Louis, MO

Clearance Sale
Half Price Books Clearance Sale
The Queeny Park Rec Center
550 Weidman Rd

July 21 - 23
  • Half Price Books Clearance Sale!!
  • Everything's $2.00 or less!
  • Friday, July 21st - Sunday, July 23rd
    • Friday and Saturday 9am to 7pm
    • Sunday 10am to 6pm
  • Thousands of items coming from HPB locations across the Midwest
  • Books including:
    • Non-fiction and fiction
    • Hardbacks and paperbacks
    • Children's, teen, and young adult
    • Also includes music, movies, and games!
  • First 200 customers each day receive a FREE HPB tote bag!
  • FREE admission!
  • FREE parking!
  • Cash, check and all major credit cards accepted!

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Hendersonville, NC

Friends of Henderson County Library
at 1940 Spartanburg Hwy (Route 176)

(next door to Dollar General)

Sept 9 - 23
  • Watch this spot for details on the next great book sale!

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York, PA

Book Nook Bonanza
BOOK NOOK Bonanza 2017
York City Ice Arena
941 Vander Avenue

June 23 - 25
  • 60th Book Nook Bonanza - Presented by York Hospital Auxiliary
  • 250,000 Items!
  • Features:
    • New and Used books! All hardbacks start at $2.00/$1.00 for paperbacks (except old and rare section).
    • Half Price sale all day on Saturday!. $5.00 for a yardstick of books all day Sunday.
    • DVDS, CDs, albums and Artwork for Sale!
    • Large collections of home school materials, military, and popular fiction
    • Expanded Old, Rare, Collectible Books featuring many historical, children's and religious books set.
  • June 23, 24 and 25, 2017
    • Friday, 5:00 to 9:00 PM
    • Saturday, 9:00 to 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, 11:00 to 5:00 PM
      • Sunday books are $5.00 for a yardstick of books
  • Early Admission Wristband: Purchase a $25.00 wristband which allows admission all weekend and early entrance on Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM for shopping before general doors open.
    • Admission Prices Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
      • Admission $5.00 for Adults/$1.00 for Students 13-18/Kids free all weekend!
    • Free parking all weekend
  • Visit website for complete information. Or call 717-851-2149.

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