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Golden, CO

Jefferson County Library Foundation
Whale of a Sale
at Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W. 6th Avenue

Oct 28 - 31
  • Friends of the Jefferson County Public Library's Annual
  • 100,000 BOOKS
    • Hardbounds
    • Paperbacks
    • Children's and Teen Books
    • CDs, DVDs, Records, Tapes
    • Maps
    • Puzzles
    • Audio Books
  • Separated into over 30 nonfiction and fiction categories - sorted for easy shopping!
  • Bert's Weathered & Treasured - hundreds of vintage and better books, all individually priced!
  • Great Prices Range from 50 cents to $3
    • Sunday is Bag Day Grocery-Sized Bag of Books starts at $6 (be eco-friendly - bring your own grocery size cloth bag)
  • Scanners are welcome!
  • October 28 to 31, 2021 
    • $5 Admission per person, Jefferson County Fairgrounds
  • Friends Preview Night
    • Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Active Friends of Jefferson County Public Library members only
    • Become a Friend Today
  • Open to the Public
    • Friday,  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      • Prices half off for Jeffco employees, teachers, and Friends of Jefferson County Public Library (with ID).
    • Sunday ,11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      • Sunday is Bag Day
  • Snacks, lunches and beverages will be available for purchase
  • COSTUME CONTEST on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 2:00PM
    • You do not need to purchase admission in order to participate.
    • Prizes and great fun for kids and adults!
  • SAVE AREA: You can store your books while you are shopping. (Please, no stacking books in the aisles)
  • Proceeds benefit children's and teen literacy programs funded by the Jefferson County Library Foundation.
  • For decades, the Friends have been advocates, volunteers, and supporters of JCPL. Our members believe that our Library is the heart of our community and that each Friend “multiplies the good” work of the Library. We raise more than $100,000 annually in support of JCPL through our Whale of a Used Book Sales, and Whale’s Tale/Baby Whale bookstores.

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Gainesville, FL

Friends of the Library - Alachua County Library District
Book House
430 North Main St.

(Across from Sun Trust Bank)

Oct 23 - 27
    • Celebrating Our 67th Year 1954-2021
  • Over Half a Million ITEMS - More than 60 Categories!
    • Books
    • Comics
    • Manga
    • Artwork
    • Posters
    • Puzzles
    • DVDs, Vinyl records
    • Sheet music, and much more.
  • October 23 to 27, 2021
    • Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm
    • Sunday, Noon to 6 pm
    • Monday, Noon to 6 pm
    • Tuesday, Noon to 6 pm, 1/2 price day
    • Wednesday, Noon to 6pm, 10 cent day
  • Hundreds of thousands of books and other items have been sorted and priced. All have been donated by the greater Gainesville community.
  • Great Prices
    • Most regular prices 25 cents to $4
    • Tuesday: half price day; Wednesday: 10 cent day
    • We now accept credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay,  as well as cash and checks.
  • Newly expanded Collector's Corner is one of the areas that sets this sale apart.
    • It has a selection of first editions, signed and rare books, vintage vinyl records, maps, artwork, and other collectible items.
    • Collector's Corner is open the first four days of the sale, Saturday to Tuesday.
  • FOL now has an expanded indoor area with a separate entrance for Art/Architecture, Comics/Manga, and Puzzles/Games. Occupancy in these areas and in Collector's Corner will be limited.
  • Music Table: Large selection of sheet music for the classical guitarist and lots of piano tutors
  • Record Table: Very large selection of classical LPs, jazz CDs, 78rpms, and 45rpms records.
  • FOL Gainesville does not allow pre-buying of items. Everything, and everybody waits on that opening morning entry that is traditionally lead by our Scottish Bag Piper!
  • Modifications to normal procedures (including reduced occupancy rate, distancing, and masking) will be made based on COVID infection rates the weeks preceding the sale. On busy days shoppers may have to wait in line until others first leave the building.
  • All profits are used for the Alachua County Library District and community literacy projects.
  • We do not allow electronic devices for scanning purposes. 
  • Check our website HERE for Book Sale Procedures.
  • Friends of the Library encourage shoppers to bring your own bags or boxes
  • For the latest updates shoppers can check FOL website  and social media and

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Algonquin, IL

Algonquin Area Public Library
Eastgate Branch
115 Eastgate St.

Nov 11 - 13
  • Fall 2021 Book Sale!
  • More Than 30,000 Items
    • Sorted into 70 categories!
  • All adult books are sorted and on shelves
  • Over 9,000 items for children
    • These are well organized in bins and on shelves
  • Great Prices
    • Adult books, $1 and up; children .25 and up
    • Paperbacks .50; CDs .50, DVDs $1, books on CD $1
  • Books are NOT picked over!
  • 75% Library discards
  • Special categories will be featured for this sale
  • Large FICTION section in alpha order
  • Many unusual special books!
  • November 11 to 13
    • Thursday 4 pm to 7 pm
    • $10 Admission charge
    • Adults only please
    • Friday 3 pm to 7 pm
    • Saturday 10 am to 2 pm
  • No more than 25 customers will be allowed in the room at a time for this sale. Masks are required. 
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Palatine, IL

Palatine Public Library
700 N. North Court
847-358-5881 x 149

Nov 12 - 14
  • Presented by Palatine Friends of the Library
  • November 12-14, 2021
    • Friday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • $5.00 entry fee
    • Friends members free
  • Saturday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
    • Free admission
  • Sunday 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Free admission
    • Half-Price Day!
  • MORE THAN 15,000 ITEMS!
    • 100% donated. No library discards.
    • Sorted into many categories
  • Books! A/V! Artist's Prints!
  • Special Features:
    • Large selection of unopened DVD's and BluRays
    • Art books from the estate of artist Nancy Fortunato
    • Collection of 78 and 45 LPS
  • Specials Room
    • Rare and Gift quality books. Individually priced.
    • Must be purchased and bagged in the same room.
  • Great prices!
    • Paperbacks $.50, softcover $1.00, hardcover $1.50, children's $.50
    • Records $.25, CDs & DVDs $1.50, BluRays $3.00 - or as marked
    • Cash or check. No credit cards.
  • Guidelines for sale days:
    • No Strollers in sale rooms
    • Books cannot be set aside for later consideration.
    • Electronic devices are not allowed.
  • Don't miss this well-organized, well-run sale!!

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Lexington, KY

Lexington Public Library
Friends Book Cellar
140 East Main Street

Oct 6 - 26
  • Friends of the Lexington Public Library
  • 2021 Book Sale October 6th to 26th
  • All books $1 or less
  • Music & Movies $2 or less
  • Friends Day (2 days): Wednesday 10/06 & Thursday 10/07 (hours 10a.m. - 5p.m.): 
  • Open to the General Public: Friday 10/08 to Tuesday 10/26
  • Sale hours: Monday thru Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-1pm, closed Sunday
  • Bag Day (5 days): Thursday 10/21 to Tuesday 10/26 (closed Sunday):
    • Fill a Bag for $3 (bags provided)
  • LocationFriends Book Cellar:
    • 140 E Main Street - Central Library (lower level)
  • 2 hours free parking in Library garage
  • New safety guidelines for 2021 Book Sale
  • As we remain mindful of each other's safety, face masks per CDC guidance are required.
  • Call in advance for Book Sale Shopping Appointments:  (859) 231-5505  Mon. thru Fri. 10-4 & Sat. 10-1
  • Visit Friends Book Cellar website for details:  

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Baton Rouge, LA

Friends of the LSU Libraries Book Bazaar
John M. Parker Agricultural Coliseum

March 17 - 20, 2022

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Bethesda, MD

HUGE Book Sale
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School PTSA
4301 East-West Highway

March 12 - 13, 2022
  • Over 75,000 Quality Used Books!!
  • Hardcover and Paperback Books and Audiobooks
  • Carefully sorted into over 60 different categories including: Biography, Foreign Language, Science Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Finance, Vintage, Travel, a huge children's section and lots more!
  • March 12 and 13, 2022
    • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. 
    • Sunday, 10:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m.
  • Great prices: Most books priced between $1.00 and $3.00
    • Sunday Special: Fill one of our bags for $10.00 
    • Cash, checks or credit cards accepted ($20 min.)
  • Cafe and musical entertainment both days
  • Something for everyone at this well-organized sale!
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Arnold, MO

Arnold Branch Library
1701 Missouri State Rd

Enter through basement

  • Fri 10-3, Sat 10-3
  • Preview: Thu 5-8pm, $5 fee
  • 15,000 books; 80% donated; 75% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; $1
Ashland, MO

Southern Boone County Public Library
109 N. Main St.

Jan 8, 2022; (Next scheduled sale: Jan 22, 2022)
  • Sat 9-11am
  • $5/bag

  • Library hours
Ballwin, MO

Greater St. Louis Book Fair
Greensfelder Recreation Complex
Queeny Park
550 Weidman Road


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Cape Girardeau, MO

Cape Girardeau Public Library
711 N Clark St.

  • Fri 6-8pm, Sat 8-5, Sun 1-5
  • Preview: Thu 5-8pm, Friends; join at door
  • 4,500 books; 80% donated; 75% hardcover; sorted; paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1

Columbia, MO

Columbia Public Library
100 W Broadway

Feb 2, 2022; (Next scheduled sale: March 2, 2022)
  • Wed noon-7
  • not 'picked over'

  • Wed, Sat noon-
Cottleville, MO

St. Charles Community College Library
Learning Resource Center
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.

  • Mon-Wed, 7:30am - 9 pm
  • 3,000 books; 65% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks $1; hardcovers $2
  • Some books placed in library collection
  • Credit cards accepted
Creve Coeur, MO

JCC Used Book Sale
Jewish Community Center of St. Louis
2 Millstone Campus Drive
Arts & Education Building


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Ferguson, MO

FLIERS (Friends of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library)
35 N Florissant Rd

  • Thu 4-7:30, Fri 9-5:30, Sat 9-3
  • 3,500 books; 25% donated; 85% hardcover; sorted; .25-$1.50
  • No scanners allowed
  • Occasionally, textbooks are sold online
  • Sat: Ferguson Farmers Market 8-noon, nearby
Fulton, MO

Callaway County Public Library
710 Court St

Nov; (Next scheduled sale: Jan); (Next scheduled sale: March)
  • Thu 4:30-6
  • Paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; trade pb $1; children's .25
  • Lobby book sale

  • Sat 9-noon
  • Preview: Fri 4:30-6pm, Friends; join at door $5 ind., $10 fam.. No scanners at preview sale.
  • Paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1; trade pb $1; children's .25
  • No scanners at presale; scanners allowed Sat
Gladstone, MO

Fairview Christian Church
1800 NE 65th St

  • Sat 8-3
  • 1,850 books; 100% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks .50; hardcovers $1
  • Cash only
Hannibal, MO

Hannibal Free Public Library
200 S. Fifth St

  • Thu, Fri 10-5:45, Sat 10-2
  • Sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; most less than $1
Jefferson City, MO

Missouri River Regional Library and ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education)
at St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall
537 Route T

From Jefferson City take Highway 50 West to the St. Martins/Lohman exit, go north on Rt. T 1.1 miles to the Knights of Columbus Hall.


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Kansas City, MO

Friends of Kansas City Public Library
at City Market
400 Grand Blvd

(In the atrium next to Steamboat Arabia)

June 4, 2022; (Next scheduled sale: July 2, 2022)
  • Sat 9-2
  • 1,000 books; 100% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; $1-$2
  • Credit cards accepted
Kansas City, MO

Waldo Branch Library
201 E 75th St

  • Fri 9-6, Sat 10-3
  • 2,000 books; 100% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; less than $2
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Children and Young Adult books ONLY
  • Sat 10am: Meet the Waldo Reading dog
Kirksville, MO

Adair County Public Library
1 Library Lane

Nov 6; (Next scheduled sale: Dec 4)
  • Sat 10-3
  • "Thousands" of books; not 'picked over'
  • Sometimes a sale date/hours may change due to volunteer availability. Check before going.

  • Library hours
  • 100 books
Kirkwood, MO

Greentree Books
Kirkwood Public Library
140 E. Jefferson Ave.

  • Mon-Thu 10-8, Fri, Sat 10-6, Sun 1-4
Kirkwood, MO

Eliot Unitarian Chapel
100 South Taylor

  • Sat 9-3, Sun 9-1
  • Preview: Fri 2-6; admission $3/ind, $5/fam.
  • 3,000 books; 90% donated; 50% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; plus CDs, DVDs; .50-$3
Kirkwood, MO

Kirkwood United Church of Christ
1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd

  • Sat 9-2
  • 9,000 books; 100% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; plus CDs, DVDs,; paperbacks $1; hardcovers $2; Noon: $5/bag, $10/box (bags, boxes provided)

  • 9-noon
  • 9,000 books; 100% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; plus CDs, DVDs,; paperbacks $1; hardcovers $2

  • Sat 9-2
  • 9,000 books; 100% donated; 60% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks $1; hardcovers $2
Lebanon, MO

Lebanon-Laclede County Library
915 S Jefferson

  • Sat 10-2
  • 15,000 books; 100% donated; 40% hardcover; sorted; no buyer restrictions; .25-.50. Final clearance bag sale. $1 per provided bag.
  • Community Garage Sale at Cowan Civic Center
Mound City, MO

Mound City Public Library
207 E. 6th St

  • Mon-Fri noon-5, Sat 9-noon
  • 1,500 books; 30% donated; 80% hardcover; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; $2-$3
Mountain View, MO

Mountain View Public Library
125 South Oak St.

Nov 6; (Next scheduled sale: Dec 4)
  • Sat 8-noon
  • 900 books; 75% donated; 80% hardcover; partly sorted; All books .25
Ozark, MO

Christian County Library
1005 N 4th Ave.

  • Wed, Thu 8:30am-8, Fri, Sat 8:30-5, Sun noon-4
  • no buyer restrictions
  • Some books removed
Poplar Bluff, MO

Poplar Bluff Public Library
318 N Main St.

  • Mon-Thu 9-5, Fri, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
  • 90% donated; 50% hardcover; .25-$10
  • Valuable items (value over $10) are on view in special display cases and are available at the quarterly sale. These are not picked over by dealers
  • Buyers must be on site
  • Credit cards accepted
Rolla, MO

Rolla Public Library
900 Pine St.

  • Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4:30
  • Preview: Thursday 5-8, Friends; join at door
  • Sorted; books, books on tape, videos, mags.
Saint Louis (Creve Coeur), MO

Buswell Library
Covenant Theological Seminary
12330 Conway Rd.
314-434-4044 x 125

  • Mon 9am-9:30pm, Tue, Thu 8am-9:30pm, Wed 8-6, Fri 8-5, Sat noon-6
  • not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; paperbacks $4; hardcovers $8; (prices drop every few weeks)
  • Credit cards accepted
Shelbina, MO

Shelbina Carnegie Public Library
102 N Center St.

Sikeston, MO

Sikeston Public Library
121 E. North St

  • Thu 5-8pm, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-4, Sun 1-3
  • 200 boxes of books; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; plus DVDs, VHS; Sun only: $1/brown grocery bag
  • Limited number of people allowed in the room at a time.
Springfield, MO

Friends of Springfield-Greene County Library
at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N Grant Ave

  • Wed-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
  • Preview: Tue 5-8, Friends, join at door
  • "Thousands" of books; 75% donated; 75% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; plus CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, puzzles/games; .50-$1, better books $2 & up; Sat half price, Sun $1 and $5 bag day.
St. Joseph, MO

Rolling Hills Consolidated Library Annex
1906A N Belt Hwy

  • Mon-Thu 9-6, Fri 9-3, Sat noon-3, Sun 1-4
  • 3,000 books; 98% donated; 90% hardcover; sorted; paperbacks $1; hardcovers $2; CD, VHS $1, DVD $2, LPs .50, audiocassette .25
  • Not picked over; no resrictions
Trenton, MO

Grundy Cty Jewett Norris Library
1331 Main St

  • Mon 5-7pm, Tue-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-1
  • Preview: Mon noon-5, Friends; join at door
  • 3,000+ books; 100% donated; 95% hardcover; sorted; not 'picked over'; no buyer restrictions; .25-$2; Sat $1/bag

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