Friends of the Library - Book Sales

Hours: Regular Library Hours

Book Sales 2019

  • March 8, 9, and 10
  • April 12, and 13
  • May 10, and 11
  • June 7, and 8
  • September 13, and 14
  • October 11, 12, and 13
  • November 8, 9, and 10
  • December 13, 14, and 15

Book Donations

Thank you for your generous donations of books that make the Friends of the Russell Library book sales a success. We are totally dependent on your generosity and you always come through for us. Please consider donating your gently used books in good condition for the book sale. All donations should be placed in the wooden bin in the lobby during library open hours.

Condition of Donated Books

Good condition means books have no torn pages, minimal underlining or highlighting, no marginal comments, and no smells of must, smoke, or mold. If they have orange or black spots on the page edges, this is a sign of mold and you should discard them in your trash.

Donations we accept:

  • Fiction (hardcover or paperback)
  • Non-fiction books of Art, Music, History, Philosophy, Health, Humor, Psychology, Religion, Biography, Poetry, Sports, Travel, Cooking, Home and Garden, How-to-Books, Hobbies, etc.
  • Children’s books for all ages in good condition.
  • CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks that are in good condition.
  • Recent textbooks


Reader’s Digest Condensed books
Personally recorded audio and video tapes

Books for sale by the Friends of Russell Library on Amazon

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