Friends of the Milpitas Library

160 North Main Street . Milpitas, CA . 408.262.1171

Book Sales

Next 3-day Book Sale

September 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2017

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September 2017 Book Sale

The next book sale will be held on September 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2017.

  • Friday, September 22nd is member's-only night. Doors open from 7pm until 9pm. For Friday night access to the Friends book sale at the new library, you may enter the library from either side. Once you've parked, walk north along the back of the library (east side) to the second door on the left. You may enter there.
    Bring your membership card, or purchase a membership at the door. Individual memberships allow 1 person to enter; family memberships allow the entire family to enjoy the booksale. You must be present to hold a place in line – you cannot "save" your spot with boxes or other items. Learn more about memberships.
  • Saturday, September 23rd is open to the public. Doors open from 10am until 5pm.
  • Sunday, September 24th is open to the public, and is also bargain day. Doors open from 10am until 4pm.

Book Sale Prices

Prices for the book sale are as follows:

  • Books: $1.50 per inch
  • CDs: (music and software) $1.00 each
  • Audio books, DVDs, VCDs and BluRay discs: $2 each
  • Software and games: $1 each or as marked
  • Box sets of DVDs, CDs, or VCDs: individually priced based on the number of discs in the set
  • Specialty items: Individually priced
  • Bargain Day Sales: $5 per paper grocery bag full of books, media prices are 1/2 off.

Save the Date!

There will be three book sales during 2017. They will be held on:

  • January 27th, 28th and 29th
  • June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
  • September 22nd, 23rd, and 24th

Inside Book Sale

In addition to our triannual book sales, there is a continuous book sale within the library. Behind the accounts counter are several shelves holding a variety of hardback and paperback fiction, children's books and assorted non-fiction. This selection is refreshed frequently. Please bring all purchases to the accounts desk and indicate that you picked them up from the FOML sale shelves. Prices for inside sales are:

  • Paperbacks and Children's books: $1 each
  • Specialty books: Prices as marked on the book
  • All others: $2 each

Donating and volunteering

If you're interested in donating books to our sales or helping out during a sale, please visit our volunteer information page.