Fall Used Book Sale, October 22 – 27

The Friends Fall Book Sale will take place Monday, October 22 through Saturday, October 27 in the Rogers Room of the Forest Grove City Library, 2114 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.
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Sale Hours are coordinated with Library open hours: Monday — Wednesday, 9:30 AM — 8 PM, Thursday — Saturday, 8:30 AM — 5 PM.
10,000+ Books, videos, CDs, vinyl records…all priced to sell!

Membership has its privileges! On Wednesday, October 24, current Friends of the Library members get a 50% discount on all they purchase.

Memberships can be purchased or renewed at the door of the book sale.  Individual one-year memberships are $10, Family memberships $20, Contributing memberships $35 and Sustaining memberships $100.  A membership form is also available on this website: see the “join’ page.

On Friday and Saturday (8:30 — 5:00), all shoppers may fill standard grocery bags with books and other media and pay just $5 per bag.

Dealer Alert:  Friends volunteers have carefully combed through donations and library discards, looking for items that Friends can sell online.  Books and other media that we think we can sell online for $8 or more won’t be on sale at this twice-a-year on-site book sale.

You can help: As always, we have several volunteer opportunities.  More than fifty peopled helped with the spring sale.

  • We need help with set-up and take-down.  Strong backs and willing hearts are needed to move boxes of books from two rooms in the Library to the Rogers Room on Thursday, October 18 between 3:00 and 7:00.
  • Volunteers are also needed to put books on shelves and tables before the sale, during the day, October 18 and 19.
  • Another vital job is taking two-hour shifts cashiering during the days of the sale.
  • A final, big effort is required on Monday, October 29, 9:30 — 11:00. The remaining books have to be placed in bins and the room cleaned up after the sale.

Those who help with set-up, “minding the store” and clean-up get to take two free books for their efforts.

If you are interested in helping make the book sale a success, please call Katie Allnutt at 503-357-0658 or email her at allnutt@frontier.com

And of course, we welcome book donations any time!  Please bring books that are in good condition to the Library.  Library staff tells us that Wednesday evenings are the best time to bring books to the Library.

On-going book sale begins in the Library

Friends are now 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!