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Friends Bookstore Sales and Promotions

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Read up-to-the-minute news and information about bookstore sales, promotions, and more—direct from the bookstore staff.

January Bag-of-Books Sale!

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • 9 am - 3:30 pm
  • Central Library, Van Deusen Room (3rd floor)

Two or three times each year, Friends hosts special indoor sales in the Van Deusen Room at Central Library. Like our popular sidewalk sale, books are just 20¢ apiece or $3.00 for a bag full! Bring your own bag to fill with fiction, science fiction, romance, assorted nonfiction, children’s books, videos, CDs and more!—all in indoor comfort. 

This sale is CASH or CHECK only. Please bring your own sturdy bags.

Friends Gift Book Sale New!

Best selling books for only $1.00? Pristine hardback gift books for as little as $2.00?? Shop the Friends Bookstore’s Gift Book Sale for these and many similar values, beginning the day after Thanksgiving. The Friends save books all year for this highly anticipated event. All sale merchandise is in perfect condition and ready for holiday giving. Shop early for the best selection!

Annual Summer Bag-of-Books Sale

On the first Saturday in June, don’t miss the Friends annual Summer Bag-of-Books Sale in the parking lot next to Central Library, part of Kalamazoo's annual downtown summer celebration. Choose from more than 10,000 books at just $2.00 a bag or 10¢ a book; fiction, mystery, romance, and more. Kids can browse carts full of children’s books, too. Enjoy the Do-Dah Parade, the KIA Art Fair in Bronson Park, and the Friends Book Sale—all in one day!

Collector’s Cabinet

Keep an eye on our showcase for special editions and one-of-a-kind finds!

  • Unusual books
  • Rare books
  • Signed books
  • First editions
  • Out-of-print books
  • Books with special bindings