Book Sales

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Book Sales — Capitola Branch @ Capitola Mall

Friday, June 1st, 12pm – 4pm
Saturday, June 2nd, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, June 3rd, 12pm – 4pm
Saturday, June 9th, 10am – 4pm
Friday, June 15th, 12pm – 4pm
Sunday, June 17th, 12pm – 4pm
Friday, June 22nd, 12pm – 4pm
Saturday, June 23rd, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, June 24th, 12pm – 4pm
Friday, June 29th, 12pm – 4pm
Saturday, June 30th, 10am – 4pm
— These are the dates this month for our storefront Book Sale at the Capitola Mall! 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.

Summer Book Sale @ Scotts Valley Branch

Saturday, June 2nd, 10am – 4pm
Gently used books, CDs, and DVDs will be sold. All proceeds will benefit the Scotts Valley Library. Sponsored by the Scotts Valley Friends!

Book Sale @ Aptos Branch 

Saturday, June 16th, 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.


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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