Friends’ Book Sale

Book Sale Information

BOOK SALE NEWS

Happy Summer to all! Thank you for continuing to support the library during these lazy, hazy days. Please check out the new focused sale, located in the foyer and just inside the front door. All of July and August, you will find a display of lovely Art and Coffee Table books. There’s sure to be some great gift ideas. Or just treat yourself! Many thanks also for the donations coming in. Please remember to donate only books, games and puzzles in good condition. If a donation can’t be sold, the library receives no benefit. Thanks also to those who attended the “Cocktails with Friends” fundraiser. A fun evening was had by all, due to the generosity of our hosts, and the beautiful weather, courtesy of Mother Nature.  – Book Sale Committee

Donations

We cannot accept:

  • Books with mold or water damage
  • Magazines (including National Geographic)
  • Text books over 2 years old or marked up items
  • Technology books/manuals over 1 year old
  • Encyclopedias
  • Movies, music, and audiobooks
  • Books on business or health

FAQs

When and where do I bring my donations to the library?

Please bring items to the circulation desk.

What happens to donations?

Donated items are screened for use by the library. If they do not go on the library shelves, they are sorted, priced, and put into categories for our book sales. We do not have a lot of sorting room so they go into category boxes in the order in which they arrive. Items that don’t sell during our sales continue their journey and are saved for subsequent focused sales or put on the Freebie cart near the library entrance.

Can I get a tax deduction?

The library will be happy to give you a form that thanks you for your donations but does not put a monetary value on them. Ask for the form when you bring in your donation items.

More questions about donations?

Other questions about donations – contact Peggy Tuttle at peggytuttle@gmail.com or Gerri Smith at gerri.smith55@gmail.com.

What categories do you use for the BOOK SALES?

Book Categories

ACTIVITIES AND GAMES/PUZZLES
ART
BIOGRAPHIES
CHILDREN/ YOUNG ADULT – including Board Books
COFFEE TABLE
COOKBOOKS
DIY – Do It Yourself – Crafts, Woodworking, Etc.
FICTION
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
GARDENING
HISTORY
HUMOR
LITERATURE / DRAMA – Short Stories, Essays, Plays
MARITIME
MISCELLANEOUS – Topics that do not fit elsewhere
MYSTERY
NATURE
PETS
POETRY
POLITICS
RELIGION
SCIENCE
SELF-HELP – Yoga, Philosophy, Psychology, Personal Growth
SMALL PAPERBACKS
SPECIAL
SPORTS
TRAVEL