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.


February 15th
Book Sale @ Aptos Branch (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.

February 26th
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 some away to make room for new books and give back to the community! 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! *

February 29th
Closing Sale Cancelled! @ Boulder Creek Library Branch
The Furniture Sale which was planned for Saturday, February 29th has been cancelled! But stay tuned — We look forward to having the event at a future date which is TBD. Thanks!

February 29th
Children and Teen Book Sale @ Scotts Valley Branch (10am – 2pm) – The Friends of the Scotts Valley Library will be holding a Children’s and Teen book sale on Saturday, February 29th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Scotts Valley Library located at 251 Kings Village Road. Gently used books will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Scotts Valley Library.

Every weekend in February
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.