Book Sales

12/19/2021: Two-day book sale on Friday, February 25th and Saturday, February 26th! 

  • 2-5pm on Friday, February 25th and 10am-2pm on Saturday, February 26th
  • Upstairs at the Main Library
  • Thousands of books in all categories: a wide variety of adult fiction and non-fiction, children's, collectibles, CDs, and DVDs!
  • Most items priced at $1 or $2, cash and checks only


Our on-site book sales take place upstairs 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.

Dates And Times

In addition to the February 25-26 sale, we are planning to hold three more big on-site sales in May, August, and November 2022. The dates will be finalized after the February sale.

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 accept cash and checks for purchases at our on-site book sales. Credit cards are not 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.