Used Book Sale

October 2019 Used Book Sale a Huge Success; Nearly $22,000 Raised for FAL Programs!

We are very grateful to everyone who volunteered their time for our October 2019 sale – we truly depend upon your reliability and dedication. We are also very grateful to all of our shoppers. Thanks to your efforts, we have once again set a new bar for sales, with nearly $22,000 raised at our October sale! As a result, FAL is able to contribute significantly to the Library’s children’s, teen, and adult reading programs. These include kids’ story times and sing-a-longs, teen and middle school book clubs & homework coaching, the kids’ summer reading program, and Alameda Reads.

Next Used Book Sale: May 1-3, 2020

With over 40,000 items for sale, from DVDs to graphic novels, books for children and young adults, mysteries, art books, and so much more; there is something for everyone!

Volunteer to Help with the Next Sale 

We would love to have a few more volunteers able to work a few hours a week between sales to sort, price, and box up our donated books. Shifts are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays during regular library hours. To help sort, or if you’d like to help out during the next sale, email

Donate Books for the Next Sale

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