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Used Book Sale

Friends of St. Charles Public Library Used Book Sale

Spring Book Sale 

Friday, April 22, 2022 • 2:30-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 23, 2022 • 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 24, 2022 • Noon-3:00 p.m. 

The book sale will include paperbacks, hardcovers, CDs, DVDs, videos, audiotapes and more.  Shoppers are invited to stock up for fall reading at bargain prices.

Book Sale FAQs

Book Donations
Books and other items are donated by the public or withdrawn from the Library collection.  Books may be dropped off at the circulation desk.  For large donations please call ahead so staff can be available to accept your donation 630-584-0076. 

FOL book sale helpers

Books Accepted

  • Hardcover & paperback
  • Children's books
  • CDs; DVDs; LPs
  • Puzzles; video games

Unable to Accept

  • Encyclopedia sets
  • National Geographic & other magazines
  • Reader's Digest publications
  • Audio cassettes

Sales are held in the Huntley Meeting Room at the Library, One S. 6th Ave.

Books Available
Books vary from sale to sale depending on donations but those usually available include Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children's, Young Adult, Cookbooks, Gardening, Travel, Hobby & How-to, History, Religion, Health & Fitness, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Westerns, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks & other media. FOL Book Sale 2013

With some exceptions books are priced as follows: 

$2.00  Hardcover (or as marked)  

$1.00   Paperbacks

$2.00   DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks

$1.00   Picture Books/Chapter Books

$1.00 Puzzles/Kits

Sunday Bag Sale

$13   cloth Library bag (fill the cloth bag with books)

FOL Book Sale Shoppers

We accept cash, checks and Visa, MasterCard Debit/Credit cards.

Sale Etiquette
Due to a large number of books and limited aisle space we ask:

  • Please do not block aisles with stacks of books or bags
  • Please don't sit on the floor to decide on selections; it blocks the aisles
  • Do not pull out quantities of books to examine.  Pick out the book you want and keep it in your stack
  • Booksellers may use scanners as long as they follow the above rules and do not interfere with other people's shopping

***Attention Book Sellers.  Illinois sales tax is now included in the price of each book.  If you collect sales tax, we will need a copy of your Certificate of Registration for our files.  We will be unable to deduct the tax without the certificate.

Unsold Books
Unsold books are donated to other agencies or recycled.

Where does the money go?
Funds raised by our twice-yearly book sales, including lobby book sales, and the sale of items such as Library book bags, all benefit the Library. Because of help from the Friends, the Library is able to use taxpayer revenue for books and other essential items while still offering many programs and services.

Be a Friend
If you'd like to help at a book sale, the Friends would love to have you.  Just download and fill out the online form below and become a Friend today! 

PDF icon Friends Volunteer Application.pdf

Need More Info
If you have additional questions, you may email