Find Bargain Books at your Library’s Book Sale

A longstanding tradition of most libraries, the book sale benefits both library supporters and book lovers. The main branch of Concord’s library has an ongoing book sale located in the lobby of the main floor for adults and in the hallway outside of the children’s room for younger readers. Check out the library’s pricing information and do’s and don’ts of donating books here. The Penacook branch also holds a one-morning book sale in the spring; this year it is March 11 from 9 to 12. Both sales are made possible by the generous support of library volunteers and proceeds from the sales benefit the library, including funding public library programs.

Library book sales can be a treasure trove for rare book collectors, caregivers looking to start or add to a child’s bookshelf, series collectors and anyone interested in a good book and a good buy!  Looking for more book sales? The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire Library has a website with a listing of New Hampshire library book sales and has a state-by-state guide to used book bargains at book sales held by libraries and other non-profit organizations. If you’re planning to visit another library’s sale, be sure to call ahead to make sure you have the correct date and time as book sale dates are usually changed annually.

October 1, 1975 – volunteers prepare for a book sale at the Concord Public Library