Book Sales

Dates And Times

The dates and times for our 2024 Book Sales are:

  • March 8th 2-5pm and March 9th 10am-2pm
  • July 26th 2-5pm and July 27th 10am-2pm
  • November 15th 2-5pm and November 16th 10am-2pm

Click here for our upcoming sale's flyer!


Our on-site book sales take place in the Great Hall of the Main Library at 800 Alma Street, Menlo Park. See Directions.

For information about our year-round online sales, see Amazon Sales.

Range Of Books And Other Items

In General. At our on-site book sales, we offer used adult titles in a broad range of fiction, poetry and drama, non-fiction and reference categories. We also offer a large selection of children's titles. We feature both recent and older publications. In addition to books, we offer used CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games.
Collectibles. Unlike our bookstore, our on-site book sales also feature a number of antiquarian and collectible books (including sets).

Typical Prices

In General. Our on-site book sale prices are very modest. A majority of the books and other items are in the $1-$2 range. Selected items are priced a little higher, while most mass-market paperbacks are priced at 50 cents. The price for each item is either inside the cover page or stickered on the front.
Antiquarian and Collectible Books. The prices for these books are higher to reflect their age and rarity. However, they are priced modestly compared to their retail re-sale value.

Payment Methods

We prefer cash and checks for purchases at our on-site book sales. Credit cards are accepted.
We offer assistance in bagging or boxing purchases. However, we do expect our customers to remove their purchases from the Library premises by the time the sale is over that day. We cannot hold items after that.

Sign-Up For Notices

If you would like to receive e-mail notice of each of our upcoming book sales, please sign up through our Book Sale Notifications.