Used Book Sale

IMPORTANT NOTE: As a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, we have cancelled the book sale that was scheduled for May 1-3, 2020. There is a possibility that the sale will be rescheduled for a different date and location. Please check back here for updates!

TEMPORARY HOLD ON BOOK DONATIONS: The Alameda Free Library is currently closed as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, so we cannot accept book donations at this time. Please check back here for updates!

Next Used Book Sale: Date TBD

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

Please note: 

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.