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.


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

Friends of the Library Fundraiser: La Selva Beach Holiday Fair @ La Selva Beach Clubhouse
Saturday, November 17th, 10am – 4pm
Don’t miss this year’s La Selva Beach Holiday Fair! Shop over 50 arts and crafts vendors for handmade jewelry, cards, art, ornaments, pottery, woodcraft, jams, soaps, garden art, clothing and more. Find great bargains for gifts or winter fireside reading at the giant Friends of the Library Book Sale. Enjoy a delicious Bake Sale treat and with no guilt — you’re helping fund our La Selva Library projects. Enjoy lunch or take away food from two local food trucks: Rogue Pye and G’s Tacos. Kids’ crafts at 1 pm in the Library. Buy raffle tickets to win great deals while supporting Friends of the Library.


FSCPL: Free Book GiveAway! @ Downtown Branch
Wednesday, November 28th, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries — Giving Thanks to Our Community — We Appreciate Your Support! Location: Outside to the right of the Santa Cruz Library Downtown Branch entrance. All books in our giveaway tent outside FREE with donations accepted to Friends of SCPL.

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.