Book Sales

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FSCPL Summer Book Sale @ Downtown Branch

Saturday, July 7th, 1pm – 4pm
and Saturday, July 8th, 1pm – 4pm
Sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. There will be Cookbooks, Do-it-Yourself, Crafts and Fiction Books. Proceeds benefiting your Santa Cruz Public Libraries. This will be held at the Downtown Library in the upstairs meeting room.

Book Sale @ Aptos Branch 

Saturday, July 21st, 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.

Festival of the Book! @ Harvey West Park

Sunday, July 29th, 1pm – 4pm
Crafts! Music! Magic! Bubbles! Come and spend a fun afternoon at Harvey West Park with your favorite Librarians to close out Summer Reading 2018! And a chance for kids to shop our FSCPL Festival Bookstore! All participants in the Libraries Festival of the Book receive 1 free book at the Kids Only Book Sale.  Harvey West Park is located at: 326 Evergreen St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Book Sales — Capitola Branch @ Capitola Mall

Sunday, July 1st, 12pm – 4pm
Friday, July 6th, 12am – 4pm
Saturday, July 7th, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, July 8th, 12pm – 4pm
Friday, July 13th, 12pm – 4pm
Saturday, July 14th, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, July 15th, 12pm – 4pm
Friday, July 20th, 12pm – 4pm
Sunday, July 22nd, 12pm – 4pm
Friday, July 27th, 12pm – 4pm
Saturday, July 28th, 10am – 4pm
Saturday, July 29th, 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.



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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