Used Book Sales

The Friends of the Library hosts two used book sales each year, a spring sale in April and a fall sale in September. The Friends also maintain a year-round sale in the main library next to the checkout desk. Friends of the Library lifetime memberships support the library and give you free access to the Preview Night at the book sale. All funds from the book sales and Friends memberships help support the library. Visit the Friends page to learn more.

The Friends accept donations for the used book sales all year. Items can be placed on carts in the library's lobbies. Anyone planning to make a large donation of items (30 boxes or more) should contact the Help Desk in advance so we can connect you with a Friends member. Book donations should be clean with no water damage, covers intact, and free of pests. They do accept vinyl records, VHS tapes, CDs, and DVDs.

Please note that there are some items that the Friends do not accept, including:

  • Out-of-date textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Old magazines (more than one year old)
  1. Spring Sale: April 18-21, 2024
  2. Year-Round Sale
  3. Fall Sale 2024: Sept. Dates TBD

Preview Night

Thursday, April 18, 5-8 p.m.

  • $10 at the door except for lifetime members of Stillwater Friends of the Library
  • Buyers at the preview sale are limited to 100 items, including 50 children's books

Open to the General Public

Friday, April 19, 12-8 p.m. & Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • The sale open to the public
  • No membership is required to enter

$1 Bag Sale

Sunday, April 21, 1:30-4 p.m.

  • Fill a bag with books for $1
  • Bags are provided
  • No limit to the number of bags you can purchase
  • $1.00: Hardbacks
  • $0.50: Paperbacks, DVDs, VHS tapes, Vinyl records, music CDs
  • $0.25: Children's books
  • No sales tax is charged on purchases
  • The Friends of the Library accept only cash or checks (payable to FOL)
  • All book sale attendees must be respectful of others
  • No pushing, shoving, taking books from others, etc.
  • Anyone not conducting themselves accordingly will be asked to leave