Book Sales


Save the date because our annual Spring Book Sale is finally here! Get ready to immerse yourself in an endless utopia of books, with a wide range of varieties to choose from. From comic books to mystery novels to cookbooks to audio books; you name it, we have it! And the best part is, most books are only $1-3! Furthermore, during the last two hours of our book sale, you can buy an entire bag of books for only $5! But don’t wait until the last minute to come out because our best books sell out FAST! So save this event in your calendar and set your alarms because this is a book sale you don’t want to miss!

RAFFLE: We will also be hosting a raffle. Our raffle is open to everyone and tickets can be purchased at the Friends bookstore in the Downtown Library for $5 or $25 for 6 tickets. The winner and their guest will get a chance to shop at our book sale on May 27th, 4:40 PM –  20 minutes before anyone else does! Two other winners will receive gift cards of $20 and $10 to spend on the Spring Book Sale.

Library Supporters Night:

Date: May 27th

Time: 5 – 8 PM (Annual Donors $50 and above)

          6 – 8 PM (Annual Donors $25 and above)

Location: Civic Auditorium in Downtown Santa Cruz

Open to the Everyone:

Date: May 28th

Time: 10 AM – 1:30 PM

          2  – 4 PM  $5 A BAG

Location: Civic Auditorium in Downtown Santa Cruz

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 Ron D’Alessandro at [email protected] or (831) 427-7707 X7798.

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