Book Sales

Amazon Store Did you know your Friends also sell books on Amazon? If you see a book you like on Amazon, check if a used copy is being sold by “Friends of the SCPL”.  Your Friends appreciate you adding that copy to your cart!



FSCPL POP-UP $1 BOOK SALE @ Downtown Branch

Saturday, August 4, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Pop-Up $1 Book Sale. All Hardcovers $1 & Paperbacks 2 for $1

LSB Books & Brews @ La Selva Beach Summer Fair

Saturday, August 4th, 10:00 – 4:00pm
Come have fun in the sun at the La Selva Beach Summer Fair! Buy books, brews, baked good and listen to live music on the lawn with Toby Gray Highway Buddha, Jane Medith Daugherty, Girls & Company, Backyard Bird and Honeytone.
Sponsored by La Selva Beach Improvement Association and Friends of the La Selva Beach Library
La Selva Beach Clubhouse • 314 Estrella Avenue

Friends Art Book Extravaganza: Art Book Sale @ Felix Kulpa II Art Gallery

Saturday, August 11th, 12pm – 5pm
Sunday, August 12th, 12pm – 5pm
With $7 dollar bag sale 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, August 12th.
Proceeds from both days will benefit SCPL’s Community Corrections Facilities (CCF) program, which brings library services and programs to people housed in all Santa Cruz county corrections facilities. Location: Felix Kulpa II Art Gallery, 209 Laurel Street, Santa Cruz

Book Sale @ Aptos Branch 

Saturday, August 18th, 10am – 3pm
Come browse a wide ranging collection from fiction and non-fiction to children’s books, audio books to CDs. Held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, from January through October.

Book Sales: Continuing, for Capitola Branch @ Capitola Mall

Our storefront Book Sale is at the Capitola Mall again in August! Lots of used books, CDs & DVDs! Where: Capitola Mall, next to Starbucks, just inside the mall’s main entrance. Proceeds benefit the Capitola Branch Library, and held by the Friends of the Capitol Branch Library.
The hours for the bookstore:
– every Friday 12-4
– every Saturday EXCEPT the 3rd Saturday 10-4
– every Sunday 12-4.
For the specific dates, click here.



About Friends Book Sales

The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries hold a few big book sales every year. The books and media sold are the crème de la crème of the library donations, from fiction to children’s books, audio books to CD’s (sorry, no vinyl). Our non-fiction covers subjects from A-Z: cookbooks, crafts, foreign languages and gardening, health & well-being, poetry, religion & spirituality, travel, reference, sports & games, and humor! We also have an impressive selection of vintage books, including some real treasures of antiquity.

“I’ve been looking for this book all over the world. I found it in London for £800. I paid $2 today!” — a customer

The Friends also have several small sales several times a year around the county. The small sales are often themed and bring select books and media to each sale.

To donate books to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries for our next Book Sale, please deliver them to your local Santa Cruz Public Library. If you would like to volunteer at a Book Sale, please contact us at or (831) 427-7700, ext. 5790.

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