Used Book Sale

The next used book sale is coming up October 19-21

Tens of thousands of books with some CDs and DVDs thrown in. All used and being sold at amazingly low prices. CASH or CHECKS only. This is an all-volunteer run event with all proceeds benefiting the Alameda Free Library.

  • Friday, Oct. 19: Opening Night Sale $5 admission; 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Saturday, Oct. 20: All-day sale with FREE admission, plus special media sale; 9 am to 4 pm
  • Sunday, Oct. 21: Clearance sale, FREE admission, bag of books for $4, box of books for $5; noon to 4 pm

Location: The O’Club, 641 W. Red Line Avenue (Alameda Point)

Still need books for this sale!

The sale depends on generous donors who bring their gently used books and materials for dropoff at the Main Library. For details on when and how to donate, click here.


Book transport needed

If you are interested in volunteering a few hours a week in our back room, please contact us. We particularly need a volunteer to transport boxes to the warehouse.

FAL needs new book storage space

FAL will soon lose the warehouse space we use to store many thousands of books, materials and other supplies for the twice-yearly book sales that support programs at the libraries. We are looking for storage space of about 1,000 square feet, which could be split up into smaller rooms or areas. The space would need to be accessible regularly and secured with locks and/or security cameras. Easy access with a ramp or elevator would also be needed. Items are often moved into storage during the day and early evening.

Current storage is free; FAL has a small budget that could go toward renting a space. However, we know every dollar spent would be taking away from the programs supported by the book sales.

If you know of a potential space in or near Alameda, please contact Carole Robie at And pass along this request to others who might be able to help!! Many thanks in advance.

The Book Sale Committee: Catherine Atcheson, Nancy Cooney, Lynda Graham, Tracy Matsuoka, Anne B. McDonald, Lisa Mendoza, Peg Rosen