Book Sales

Amazon Store

Did you know your Friends also sell books on Amazon? Find our Amazon storefront at Support Friends of the Library. If you see a book you like, make sure the copy you add to your cart is sold by “Support Friends of the Library.” Your Friends are a Prime seller if you like the receive your books quickly.


Holiday Fair, Fall Book Sale and Arts & Crafts Fair @ La Selva Beach Branch

Saturday, November 18th, 10am – 4pm
Help support your library and find great books at fabulous prices!
Bake Sale and Hot Food, and Kids’ Crafts too!


Holiday Book Sale @ Downtown Branch

Saturday, December 2nd, 10am – 2pm
Join your Friends for our Holiday Book Sale at the Downtown Library! We will have children’s books, vintage books, popular fiction, holiday titles, and more all at great prices.


Holiday Sale @ Scotts Valley Branch

Saturday, December 2nd, 10am – 4pm
A great selection of gently used books, CDs, and DVDs — just in time for the holidays!


Book Sale @ Capitola Branch

Saturday, December 9th, 10am – 3pm
Join us! — On the library branch porch (as long as it does not rain).


Thank you for continuing to support your Friends through our seasonal Book Sales. Stay updated for more information!

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 Volunteer Coordinator Henry Orozco at or (831) 427-7716, ext. 5790.

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