Beyond the Stacks

Thank you for supporting our online Beyond the Stacks rare book and literary auction! You helped us raise $18,000 to support the Library‘s work to foster a love of reading and keep our community connected. Winning bidders will be emailed with information on how to pick up your items.

The next in-person Beyond the Stacks event has been scheduled for Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Anchorage Marriott. We hope you will join us for that as well.

About Beyond the Stacks

Did you know that Friends of the Library funds essential library programs, like Summer Learning, Anchorage Reads and Live @ the Library?

By attending Beyond the Stacks, you will help school age children across the city keep reading throughout the summer to maintain their literacy skills. Plus, with so many exciting auction items, you could walk away with a unique treasure AND benefit the Library you love!

Thanks to generous community members like you, Beyond the Stacks has raised over $600,000 in the last 15 years for books, media and programs.

2021 Tickets & Sponsorship Levels

Bibliophile Sponsor

Bibliophile sponsorship includes special acknowledgement of your contribution in the program and at the event, as well as in Anchorage Public Library publications. Up to eight dinner reservations are also available at this level, if requested.

Corporate Sponsor

Corporate sponsorship includes eight reservations for dinner at a table named in your honor and acknowledgment of your contribution in the program, as well as in Anchorage Public Library publications.

Book Club/Non-Profit Club Table

The Club tables offer room for eight with an Alaskan author as your host. Your table will be named for your club.

Patron Sponsor

Patron sponsorship includes two reservations for dinner and acknowledgement of your contribution in the program and in Anchorage Public Library publications. A book signed by one of our Alaskan author guests will be your special gift.

Dinner Ticket for One
$80 to $85

$80 – Dinner ticket one: Friends of the Library members
$85 – Dinner ticket for one: Non-members of Friends of the Library (includes 3 month trial membership to FOL)

$50 to $250+

I can’t attend but I’d like to make a donation to the Friends of the Library.

$50 – Title Level
$100 – Book Shelf Level
$250 – Library Stack Level

Any amount is welcome!

Thank you in advance for your generous support. For questions about the event, please contact us at