Friends Of The Library Hold Annual Book Sale

October 1, 2017

The Friends of the Library held their annual Spring Book Sale and Silent Auction over the weekend at the Main Library at 239 North Spring Street, featuring their “famous” $5 bag sale on Sunday.

Thousands of hardcover, paperback, and collectible books were available for purchase, plus a variety of DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and other items. All profits are used to fund programs and enhancements at WFPL branches, including Molino and Century.

Pictured: Shoppers Saturday at the Friends of the West Florida Public Library Big Fall Book Sale. photos, click to enlarge.


6 Responses to “Friends Of The Library Hold Annual Book Sale”

  1. Friends of WFPL on October 2nd, 2017 3:22 pm

    Brandy – Yes there was a hallway full of children’s books.

    Mean Jean – We try to sell the books multiple times at different sales. Our main goal is to keep the books in the community. We do allow some non-profits (like Open Books) to come take certain items that do not sell. If all else fails, we ship the books to an online wholesaler that sells them at places like Amazon.

    Thanks for the great article North Escambia!
    Friends of West Florida Public Library

  2. Mike J. on October 2nd, 2017 9:31 am

    I brought the whole family down and we found lots of good books to buy. A few for me, my wife, several for the kids, and my sister-in-law. The library had a small room of special collections including a table of many “banned” books that were shunned by various school boards and libraries around the country over the years. We bought one of those too!

  3. anne 1of2 on October 1st, 2017 10:50 am

    Is there such a thing as a bad book? This sale makes me think about things I’ve never had an interest in. Like going back to school with no pressure to learn. The bonus is the smell!

  4. William on October 1st, 2017 9:18 am


    Yes. They had lots when we were there yesterday.

  5. Brandy on October 1st, 2017 8:52 am

    Does anyone know if they have children’s books available?

  6. Mean Jean on October 1st, 2017 8:07 am


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