HUGE BOOK SALE
March 16 – 18, 2018
299 Mercer St., 98109
Member Only Night: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 16
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the St. Patrick’s Day Dash, Mercer St. between 1st Ave. N & 5th Ave. N will be CLOSED Saturday morning. Expect delays until 11 a.m.!!
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18
Children’s Books – $1
Single disc DVDs, CDs, Audio Books and Records – $1
TV Seasons/Series DVDs – $2
All Paperback & Hardback Fiction & Nonfiction Books- $2
Old/rare books – $3
Adventure Anthropology Art/Architecture/Photography Biography Business/Economics/Personal Finance Communications/Writing/Grammar Computers Cookbooks Crafts/Hobbies Education/Textbooks Ethnic Studies Fashion Fitness Games Gardening History – U.S. & World House & Home Humor Jobs/careers Law & Government LGBTQ Literature Mathematics Medical Military Music & Sheet Music Mythology Nature Northwest Occult Parenting Performing Arts Pets Philosophy Politics/Current Affairs Psychology Reference Religion Science Self-Help Relationships/Sex/Marriage Social Science Sports & Recreation Technology Transportation & Boating Travel Guides/Memoirs/Phrase Books True Crime Women’s Studies
Graphic Novels, Comic Books & Manga
Hardback, Paperback & Large Print Fiction
Children’s Books, CDs, DVDs
Children’s & Young Adult Fiction
DVDs, Audio Books, CDs & Records
What to know for member only night from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Friday 3/16:
- No scanning devices allowed – please keep your phones and any bar code scanning devices away from the items for sale (member night only).
- One membership per person allows the purchase of up to 35 items at the member only night. You can buy as much as you want on Saturday and Sunday!
- You will show your Friends of The Seattle Public Library membership card (Library cards do not count) when you purchase your items.
- If you want to “share” your 35 items with a friend or relative you can.
- A membership desk will be set up outside the sale for membership inquires or for purchasing memberships.
- Memberships at the door will cost $40 per membership. Memberships purchased in advance by March 15 will be $20.
- Once you become a member a special member card for the sale will be mailed to you. Memberships bought after 3/8/18 will have the member card held at the member desk Friday March 16th. Please pick up at the door.
- You can purchase memberships online or stop by the FriendShop at the Central Library.
- For membership inquires please call (206) 733-9015.
Contact the Book Sale sorting facility with any questions: (206) 682-7567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate, and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library. Thank You!
Can’t wait for the next book sale? We sell books and music every day online! Check out our accounts at Amazon, Discogs (CDs), eBay and AbeBooks. We offer great service and a great selection – from classics to rare treasures.
How to Donate Books
Please note: due to the recent book sale and an upcoming facility move we are unable to accept any donations at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and will work to get back up to normal operations as quickly as possible. In the meantime, if you have up to 3 boxes or bags of items to donate, you can drop those off at your nearest Seattle Public Library branch location. Thank you for your patience!
WHAT DO WE ACCEPT?
- Hardback and paperback books
- Audiobooks, CDs, DVDs
- Vinyl records (please, no Classical)
In order to raise money for The Seattle Public Library we try to sell as many of the donated books as we can. To help us do so please donate only new or gently used materials as we may not be able to sell those in poor condition.
Rare and other books of more than everyday value are gratefully accepted.
We will provide you with a federal tax deduction form for all your donations.
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED?
- Please! No items with mold or excessive wear (torn pages/dirt and/or stains) – we need to be able to resell what you donate
- Reader’s Digest condensed books
- Magazines & Newspapers
- Business, computer, travel guides and textbooks published more than 5 years ago
- VHS & Cassettes
- Romance paperback books
- Art prints and posters
WHERE TO DROP OFF BOOKS?
Any Library Branch Location
During operating hours you can donate books through the library itself. Due to limited space, branch libraries can only accept up to 3 boxes of donated materials. Please give the books to a library employee so the donation does not get mixed up with returned books. If you have more than 3 boxes to donate, please visit us at The Friends’ Sorting Center at the address below.
The Friends Sorting Center
2025 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Our Sorting Center is on the 2nd floor of The Washington Talking Book & Braille Library building. The building’s garage slopes up to our back door. To drop off donations you’ll take a right off of 9th Ave. into our garage. Head straight back and as you get closer to the loading dock, look to your right, you’ll see our back door, usually hidden between two SPL Mobile Services trucks. Ring the bell to the left of the door and we’ll grab a cart or two and help you unload.
Volunteer Central: Book Sales and Sorting
Thanks for your interest in volunteering as a book sorter. Currently, we have filled all of our volunteer slots at our sorting facility and have a large waiting list. Please check back in the future to see if we need more volunteers at that time. You might also consider applying as a volunteer at our Friendshop in the Central Library. For information about that opportunity, please click here.
We appreciate your interest in serving the community of readers.
Thank you! We are a volunteer-based organization. Your support helps the Friends advocate, educate and raise funds on behalf of The Seattle Public Library.
Sorting Facility Directions
Books for Teachers
Since 2009, the Friends of the Seattle Public Library has been honored to receive annual grants from the Renee B. Fisher Foundation to provide classroom books for teachers in high-need (Title 1) Seattle public schools. Through these grants, each teacher receives a $100 voucher to purchase books for their classrooms at the many Friends’ Book Sales. So far, over 400 teachers from 35 schools have been given nearly 29,700 books new homes in their Seattle classrooms, ranging from K – 12. In 2016, the Friends distributed over $9000 in teacher vouchers. The total distribution through 2016 was over $22,000.
If you are currently teaching in a Title I Seattle Public School, sign up for Books for Teachers program updates by clicking the button below and filling out the form.
Since 2009, the Friends of the Seattle Public Library has been honored to receive annual grants from the Renee B. Fisher Foundation to provide classroom books for teachers in high-need (Title 1) Seattle Public Schools. Through these grants, each teacher receives a $100 voucher to purchase books from their students at the many Friends’ Book Sales. So far, over 400 teachers from 35 schools have been given nearly 29,700 books new homes in their Seattle classrooms, ranging from K – 12. In 2016, the Friends distributed over $9000 in teacher vouchers. The total distribution through 2016 was over $22,000.
Please check back for more information about upcoming Books for Teachers sales. In the meantime, email email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Friends of The Seattle Public Library (FOSPL) seeks to engage broad community support for The Seattle Public Library through book sales, advocacy, and grants. By providing funding and support for library programs, we’re committed to bolstering the Library’s strategic initiatives.
Sponsorship opportunities include a host of marketing and outreach benefits that target a large audience of library patrons and community supporters.
Why does sponsorship makes sense for your company?
- Highly visible exposure in a diverse community of library patrons, educators, arts lovers, and civic leaders
- Public commitment to Seattle’s neighborhoods and cultural centers
- Marketing alignment with a world-class library system
- Front-and-center publicity in e-communications to 3k monthly subscribers and targeted blasts to 100k library patrons
Questions? Ready to sponsor? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org