Book Sales

8/25/23: Two-day book sale on Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th! (click here for flyer)

  • 2-5pm on Friday, November 3rd and 10am-2pm on Saturday, November 4th
  • Located 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


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.

Dates And Times

The dates and times of our 2023 Book Sales are as follows:

  • March Sale: Friday, March 3rd from 2pm to 5pm and Saturday, March 4th from 10am to 2pm
  • July Sale: Friday, July 28th from 2pm to 5pm and Saturday, July 29th from 10am to 2pm
  • November Sale: Friday, November 3rd from 2pm to 5pm and Saturday, November 4th from 10am to 2pm


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.