Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is April 16-20

March 28, 2016

The Friends of the Library will hold its annual spring book sale from Saturday, April 16, to Wednesday, April 20, at the FOL Book House, 430-B N. Main Street. All the profits from this low-overhead volunteer effort will be used for the Alachua County Library District and community literacy projects.

More than 500,000 items in more than 64 categories make this one of the largest sales in our region. Hardback books, paperback and large print books are available for purchase with most items priced from 25 cents to $4. The collection includes a vast array of classical and modern fiction, children and young adult books, textbooks from preschool through graduate school, cookbooks, hobby books, audiobooks, music CD’s, videotapes and DVD’s, manga, comic books, magazines, artwork, records, games, puzzles, video games, computer software, artwork and more.

The Collector’s Corner is a unique feature of the book sale that offers special items including first editions, signed copies and rare books for purchase at fair prices. It is open the first four days of the sale.

This sale occurs only twice a year, in the spring and fall. Shoppers are advised to bring their own boxes. Cash and checks are accepted for payment. Hours are:
Saturday, April 16, 9 6 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 12 to 6 p.m.
Monday, April 18, 12 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19, 12 to 6 p.m. – everything in the general collection is half price
Wednesday, April 20, 12 to 6 p.m. – everything is 10 cents

Proceeds from the book sale help to purchase library materials, programs for all ages at library branches throughout the county, scholarships for library staff and special land purchases as well as remodeling projects for the library.


More information is available by contacting the Friends of the Library, (352) 375-1676 or at or visit the Alachua County Library District’s at, or call (352) 334-3909.


Press Release Archive