Used Book Sale

We know you’ve been waiting–so have we. It’s our annual used book sale–finally. And it will be our biggest one ever!

table full of used books

For everyone’s safety, COVID protocols will be in place. See details below under tab EVENT DETAILS.

We are no longer  accepting donations of books for our sale. Many thanks to those who have given so generously.

This sale will take place on the portico outside the library, adjacent to the Farmer’s Market. Entrance will be from the parking lot only. Shoppers will progress along the north side of the building, then toward the library’s front door where cashiers will be stationed.

  • 8:30 am – Sale begins
  • 4:00 pm – Sale ends

Our biggest used book sale ever will feature thousands of paperback and hardcover books. Prices are $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers with some vintage or limited edition books at a higher price. Children’s books are 2 for $1. Some of the book categories are biographies, fiction, children’s, cooking, self-help, history, military history, hobbies, and travel. Two new categories this year are Civil War and science fiction.

To make shopping easier this year, fiction titles will be sorted by author.

Funds raised benefit the Modesto Library and its customers. FOML-funded projects this year include replacing the fish tank, upgrading furniture in the children and teen areas, and children’s and adult programming at the library.

If possible, bring a bag to carry your purchases. We will have a limited number of bags and boxes available.

Cash preferred; checks accepted with ID.

Image by fernando zhiminaicela from Pixabay

The following COVID protocols will be in place:

  • Staff and volunteers will wear a mask; masks will be available for customers who wish to wear one but do not bring their own
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be at the entrance and exit
  • Customer flow will begin at the parking lot, follow in one direction, and exit at the front
  • Cashier stations will be located at the front of the library and will be spaced apart

Thank you for adhering to protocols to help keep everyone safe.

Pat Glattke

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