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Upcoming Book Sales

Spring Book Sales

Libraries around Madison are hosting several upcoming book sales where you can stock up on some great reading material - and support the library!

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Thursday, Oct 17 - Saturday, Oct 20 - Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Thousands of gently used books, DVDs and other materials, featuring a selection of books for every age and interest. Most items are $2 or less. Hosted by the Friends of the Madison Public Library. Sale runs October 17-20 in conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival. Sale hours: Thursday, October 17, 9 am - 9 pm, Friday, October 18, 9 am - 9 pm, Saturday, October 19, 9 am - 9 pm; Sunday, October 20, 10:30 am - 3 pm (bag sale 1-3pm, $5/bag).  In conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival.
Visit the Central Library Friends Book Store six days a week for incredible bargains. The store is refreshed weekly.

Friends of the CCBC Used Book Sale

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:00am-1:00pm - held at Cooperative Children's Book Center, Room 401 Teacher Education Building, 225 N. Mills Street
Thousands of brand new and gently used children's books available through this campus book sale benefiting the Cooperative Children's Book Center on the UW-Madison campus.  Schedule: 8-9am Friends members only (join at the door!); 9am-1pm open to the public.  Prices range from $1-$4; payment by cash, check or institutional purchase order only.  In conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Friends of the UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Wednesday, Oct 16 - Saturday, Oct 19 - UW-Madison Memorial Library, Room 116, 728 State St.
Thousands of books at unbelievably low prices! This semiannual sale is free (except the preview sale) and open to the public. Organized by the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, proceeds help to support our annual lecture series, special purchases for the library collections, preservation of library materials, and grants for the visiting scholar program. Books for the sale are donated primarily by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and Madison-area residents. Sale hours: Wednesday preview sale 4:00-8:00pm ($5 entry fee); Thursday and Friday 10:30am-7:00pm, Saturday bag sale 9:00am-1:00pm ($5/bag), and from 1:05-2:00pm the remaining books are free. In conjunction with the Wisconsin Book Festival.

Friends of Meadowridge Library Book Sale

Friday, Oct 25 - Saturday, Oct 26 - Meadowridge Library, 5726 Raymond Rd.
Join the Friends of Meadowridge Library for a book sale! On sale will be hundreds of titles, including donated items and titles withdrawn from the library collection. Sale hours: Friday, October 25,5:30-7:30pm and Saturday, October 26, 9:00am-1:00pm, bag sale 12:00-1:00pm on Saturday, $5/bag. All sales benefit Meadowridge Library.

Mystery Book Sale (Friends of Lakeview Library) 

Wednesdsay, Oct 30, 12:00pm-7:00pm - Lakeview Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave.
Is your favorite sleuth a private eye, a foreign spy, a slinky lady detective, a hardened cop, a nosy caterer, a clever cat, or a quiet quilter? Whether blood-curdling or cozy, we'll have the books for you in paper or hardcover -- many in series. Good deals!  Proceeds help fund library programs.

Friends of the Alicia Ashman Library Book Sale

Thursday, Oct 31 - Saturday, Nov 2 - Alicia Ashman Library, 733 N. High Point Rd.
Pre-sale Thursday, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friends only, join at the door ($5.00/individual, $10.00/ family). Public sale Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bag sale - 1:00 to 3:00 Saturday - $5 a bag.  

Friends of Hawthorne Library Book Sale

Friday, Nov 8 - Monday, Nov 11 - Hawthorne Library,2707 E. Washington Ave.
Find great bargains for your home library and support your public library! This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types. Sponsored by The Friends of Hawthorne Library. Proceeds help fund library programs.  
Sale hours: Friday Nov 8 10am-8pm, Saturday Nov 9 9am-5pm, Monday Nov 11 10am-3pm.
Saturday 3-5pm and 10-3 Monday BAG SALE - $5/bag for all the books you can fit in a brown paper shopping bag.

Friends of Goodman South Madison Library Book Sale

Friday, Nov 22, 10:00am-7:00pm - Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S. Park St.
Loads of new and used books, for kids, teens, and adults! All at affordable prices!  Preview sale: 10 AM-Noon for Friends members only. Memberships can be purchased at the door.

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sales

Saturdays, Nov 2, Dec 7, Dec 21, 9:00am-4:00pm - sale held at Market Square Shopping Center, 6672 Odana Rd,
First (and some third) Saturdays at the Friends' Book Store at Market Square Shopping Center, 6672 Odana Rd, next to Play It Again Sports. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawals also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well.


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Oct 9, 2019