Winter Book Sales

Winter Book Sales

Books make great gifts! Take advantage of our winter book sales to find something special for someone special, and support the library. Some book sales even offer gift wrapping to make your holiday shopping even easier. 

Central Library

Friends of the Madison Public Library

The Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Central Library, sells used and donated books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs, generally for $2 or less. Proceeds from sales are used by the Friends of the Madison Public Library organization to support the Central Library and library programming and services throughout the community.

The Bookstore is refreshed frequently, with titles rotating in and out (check out each month’s new dot color to easily identify new materials). And just because the books are used, doesn’t mean they’re old: the store has selections ranging from children’s to teen to adult fiction, recent travel guides and biographies, to classics and reference books, and just about everything in between.

You can visit the Central Library Friends Book Store six days a week for incredible bargains. 

Goodman South Madison Library

Friends of Goodman South Madison Library Book & Bake Sale

New or good-as-new books, DVDs, CDs and more, plus delicious baked goods - all at bargain prices. Great for gifts! Two-day sale hours are Friday, 10am - 8pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm. Saturday bag sale - all you can fit in a paper grocery bag for $5.00.

Friday, December 8 from 10:00am-8:00pm
Saturday, December 9 from 10:00am-1:00pm (Bag Sale: All you can fit in a paper grocery bag for $5)

Lakeview Library

Friends of Lakeview Library Book Sale

A quarterly book sale sponsored by The Friends of Lakeview Library. Bag sale 2 - 4 pm. Proceeds help fund library programs.

Friday, December 8 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm (Pre-sale for Lakeview Library Friends group)
Saturday, December 9 - 9:00am - 4:00pm (Bag sale 2-4pm)

Monroe Street Library

Monroe Street Holiday Glow: Books for Giving Special Sale

You’ll find a great selection of books ideal for holiday gift-giving as part of the neighborhood’s Holiday Glow on Monroe. Treats and free giftwrap. Enjoy holiday cheer at the library, where book and neighbors come together all year long.

Saturday, December 9 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Sequoya Library

Friends of Sequoya Library Book Sale

This book sale is held at 442 Westgate Mall, Madison WI 53711, next to TJMaxx in Westgate Mall. Thousands of books for sale each month. Most books are donations, some library withdrawls also for sale. Nonfiction titles are sorted by category for easy browsing. Fiction titles for all ages! CD and DVD selections as well. Bag sale (on selected items) starts at 2 pm.

Saturday, December 2 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 16 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

For the most up-to-date list of upcoming book sale events, visit