Friends Bookstore Sales and Promotions

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Friends Gift Book Sale

Perfect for Gift Giving!

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.

Bag-of-Books Sale

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 10¢ apiece or $2.00 for a bag full! Choose from hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, nonfiction, and media (videotapes, CDs and DVDs)—all in indoor comfort.

June Jubilee Sidewalk Sale

Don’t miss the Friends annual June Jubilee Sidewalk Sale on the sidewalk outside Central Library. 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