Avoid Inflation Sticker Shock, Come to Our Fall Used Book Sale!

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Friends used book sale will be held in the Rogers Room of the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue, October 6-8. Sale hours match the Library’s open hours: Thursday 9:30 – 7:30, Friday and Saturday, 9:30 – 5:30.

More than 10,000 books, CDs and DVDs will be on sale at un-inflated prices. Generally hardback books will be $3, mass market paperbacks (which are 4″ wide) $1, all other paperbound books regardless of size $2. Children’s books are priced as marked. CDs and DVDs are $1, more for sets of them.

Book sellers alert: all materials in the sale have been reviewed for online sales by Friends of the Library.

On Saturday, everything will be on sale for $5 a grocery bag full.

While Friends used book sale events were suspended during the Pandemic, Friends memberships were extended to the end of calendar year 2022. Anyone wishing to join or renew their membership may do so at any time. The sale is convenient for many to do so. And memberships started or renewed at the sale will be good through the Fall 2023 sale. In coming sales, one day will be designated at member discount day: half off on all purchases that day for members.

Volunteers are essential to the sale. They are needed for set-up Saturday, October 1, 1:00 – 5:30, Monday thru Wednesday, October 3-5, from 9:30 to 6:30, for the sales desk Thursday 9:30 – 6:30, Friday and Saturday 9:30 – 5:30 and for clean-up Monday, October 10 from 9:30 to Noon. Volunteers can select two free books for each shift they serve. Interested? Please email Katie Allnutt allnutt@frontier.com

Avoid inflation sticker shock and come to the Friends Used Book Sale!

Spring Book Sale

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The Friends Spring Book Sale took place June 2-4 and netted over $6,000, surpassing expectations. Thanks to all our volunteers and customers!

All proceeds go to the Library including support for online and in-library presentations and the Summer Reading Program.

We anticipate having another sale in the Fall and, following the success of the most recent sale, may well have another three day sale.

Regarding memberships in Friends of the Forest Grove Library: all previous memberships are valid through the end of 2022. At the Fall 2022 book sale, or after, you can renew your membership through the Fall 2023 sale.

Be sure to be informed of the dates of the Fall sale by subscribing to this website.

On-going book sale in the Library

Friends are selling donated books in the Library all the time!  Look for a magenta book truck in the main entrance area.  You’ll find donated books in great condition with new stock on a regular basis.  Prices are marked on green stickers just inside the cover.  Most are going for $3.  Pay at the Circulation (or “checkout”) desk: cash or checks, please.three

As ever, all proceeds go to the Library!

Friends used book sale goes online

In addition to Friends’ twice yearly book sales at the Library, we have begun selling donated books online.  Friends has become one of the many organizations selling through Amazon.  We list books in Amazon’s huge database and have the advantage of participating in that gigantic marketplace.  So far 80 books have been listed and 11 sold at an average sales price of over $24.  
If you would like to see all the books we have for sale online, go to Amazon, choose the book catagory for your search and enter forestgrovelibraryfriends in the search box.
We need more books!  The books you donate to the Forest Grove City Library are (1) considered for addition to the Library, (2) checked for prices online–those with low prices over $10 are usually added to our Amazon listings–or, (3) the books are sold at our twice a year sale.
Please give us your unwanted books!  Just drop them off at the Library or call the Library 503-992-3247  to arrange to have them picked up by Friends volunteers.
Every cent Friends makes goes toward your Forest Grove community library!