Book Sales

Book Sales

Fall Book Sale

Date: Friday November 14 5:30 – 8:30 Members Only (click here to join)
Saturday November 15 10 am – 12:30 pm, and 1 – 5 pm: Open to the public

Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

This is it! We have been collecting books since our Spring Sale and now we will be bringing them out to you! Shop from thousands of books, all for great deals!

Become a Member of the Friends at the $50 and enjoy the first pick of the books. Click here to join or renew now.

Next Book Sale

Date: Saturday December 6

Time: 10 am – 3 pm (during and after the Santa Cruz Holiday Parade)

Location: Rittenhouse building in Downtown Santa Cruz

Come and do your holiday shopping early! Enjoy the parade (and our very own book cart drill team and bookworm) and then find some treasures for the book lover in your life! There will be free wrapping available.

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 or (831) 427-7707 X7798.

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