Book Sales

Amazon Store Did you know your Friends also sell books on Amazon? If you see a book you like on Amazon, check if a used copy is being sold by “Friends of the SCPL” or click directly on our page to see the full list of our current offerings. Your Friends appreciate you adding that copy to your cart!

You can click also directly on the PRODUCTS tab at the top tool bar on our seller page to see our latest offerings. It’s on the tab to the right of the other tabs, underneath the description of the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.


December 7th
Friends of SCPL Holiday Book Sale @ Downtown Branch (10am – 2pm) – Watch SCPL in the Holiday Parade and then stop by our Holiday Booksale! Our usual very reasonably priced books & media. Avoid the rush — Shop at the Friends Holiday Sale! Free Gift Wrap! Location: In the Upstairs Meeting Room of the Downtown Library.

December 7th
Closing Sale @ Felton Branch (10am – 3pm) – The New Felton Library is opening and we must clear out the old building! There will be Books, Furniture, Shelving and more …Everything must go! Get your holiday shopping done early and stop by the Felton library closing sale. Including a $5 bag sale 1:30 – 3pm. Location: 6299 Gushee Street.

December 18th
FSCPL: Free Book GiveAway! @ Downtown Branch (12:00pm – 1:30pm) – The Friends of Santa Cruz Public Libraries receive so many books that we are giving away the books we aren’t able to sell and make room for new books. Some gems, some books only eclectic lovers of discards would like. These are also great books for Free Little Libraries! Come one come all — you’ll find some treasures!! We Appreciate Your Support! Location: Outside to the right of the Santa Cruz Library Downtown Branch entrance. FREE books from Friends of SCPL! * This event is weather permitting! *

Every weekend in December
Book Sales: Continuing, for Capitola Branch @ Capitola Mall – Our storefront Book Sale is at the Capitola Mall again this month! Lots of used books, CDs & DVDs! Where: Capitola Mall, between Macy’s and the Food Court. (Note: this is a new location.) Proceeds benefit the Capitola Branch Library, and held by the Friends of the Capitol Branch Library.
Hours for the bookstore:
Every Friday 12-4
Every Saturday 10-4
Every Sunday 12-4.


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.