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Friends of the Library Book Sales

***Pop-Up Book Sale: 1-5 pm, Sunday, May 19, Loussac Library***

Book sales are at Loussac Library on the first weekends in May and November:

Friday, 6 – 8 pm: Friends of the Library members-only early entrance (you can become a member at the door)
Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday, 1 – 5 pm (items are half price on Sunday)

The Friends of the Library book sales include books and DVDs for all ages and come from community donations and library discards. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Library which contributes between $80-120K a year to the library for programming and collections.

Volunteer at the Book Sale

Almost every person working the book sale is a volunteer. If you are interested in helping out with setup, working the sale or tear-down, contact our coordinator at for more information.

Donate to the Book Sale

The Library accepts donations of like-new materials for the book sales. We’re especially interested in donations of hardcover bestselling titles and authors in both fiction and nonfiction, picture books, juvenile and teen series and DVDs.

The Library does not accept the following materials: VHS and audio tapes, magazines, text books, law books, encyclopedias, or condensed editions.

  • Donations can be delivered to the loading dock at the Loussac Library (facing Barrow Street, near the book drops) Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am-1 pm. Limit 2 boxes per donation.
  • To arrange a large donation (more than 2 bankers boxes) please e-mail
  • Donations to other APL locations must be coordinated with the Neighborhood Library Manager. Contact.

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