Save The Date! September 16 - 20, 2015
Location: Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
10 AM - 6 PM
Member Preview Sale & Reception: Tuesday, September 15thWhat's a Big Book Sale like? Check out Buzzfeed's article and see for yourself!
Our Big Book Sales feature over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media in over 100 categories. We typically see over 13,000 shoppers come through our doors during the five day sale!
EVERYTHING is $3 or less, with a 3-2-1 scale: $3-hard cover books; $2-paperback books; $1-DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media. All items remaining on Sunday are $1.
All proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library’s education programs promoting literacy for children, teens and adults. A Big Book Sale typically brings in over $200,000 - help us raise even more this year to support the San Francisco Public Library!Volunteer for FREE Books!
It takes a village to raise a Big Book Sale (almost 2,000 volunteers to be exact!) and we need YOUR help. Register today
to participate in the largest used book sale on the west coast!
Big Book Sale Merch!
Purchase your 50th Anniversary Big Book Sale commemorative items today! We're selling tees, totes, tumblers and more on our online merchandise store CafePress
Do you love our Big Book Sale poster designs? Pick up your prints in our Readers Bookstores
or contact Katherine Jardine for shipping possibilities at email@example.com or (415) 626-7512 x100
Big Book sale Hours
|Tues. Sept. 15 ||4-8 PM Member Preview Sale & Reception|
|Wed. Sept. 16 ||10 AM-6 PM|
|Thurs. Sept. 17||10 AM-6 PM|
|Fri. Sept. 18 ||10 AM-6 PM|
|Sat. Sept. 19 ||10 AM-6 PM|
|Sun. Sept. 20 ||10 AM-6 PM|
NEW THIS YEAR! We'll be holding the fall Big Book Sale in the beautifully renovated Herbst Pavilion
at Fort Mason Center.
Member Preview Sale & Reception
Tuesday, September 15, 4-8 PM
Friends Members (at any level) were invited for a first look at over 500,000 books and media during the Preview Sale & Reception. For more information or to become a Member call (415) 626-7500.
Friends will team with the most iconic arts organizations, businesses and restaurants San
Francisco has to offer to provide prizes to those lucky enough to find them. Every
day of the sale, Friends will send out clues via Twitter and Facebook hinting at where
shoppers might find amazing prizes hidden among the thousands of books at
To find the clues,
simply check out the Friends Twitter and Facebook pages during
the sale. The first to find the correct hiding place of the gifts is a winner!
Last sale's prizes included:
Tickets to the San
Francisco Symphony, Ballet and Opera
Dinner for 2 with priority reservations at State Bird Provisions
certificate to Delfina
gift certificate to Nopa
$150 gift certificate to The Slanted Door
SF Jazz tickets
to The Castro and Roxie Theatre
much, much more!
Corporate Engagement and Sponsorship
Looking for a great way to engage employees in valuable volunteer opportunities? Want to let over 15,000 people know that you or your business supports the San Francisco Public Library? Get involved with Friends! There are many different levels of sponsorship and engagement at our sales. Please contact our Development Manager Laurie Berk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 477-5227 for more details.
Check out pictures from the sale on our Flickr