Save The Date!
The 51st Annual Big Book Sale is being held September 16 - 20, 2015 in the Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason Center.
Member Preview Sale & Reception will be held Tuesday, September 15th from 4 - 8 PM.What's a Big Book Sale like? Check out Buzzfeed's 2015 article about our Spring Book Sale and see for yourself!
Last year's 50th Anniversary Big Book Sale was a huge success! We surpassed our goal by $44,773 raising just over $244,733 dollars. With no item priced higher than $3, that's a lot of books sold!
Let's make the 51st Annual Big Book Sale even better!
Held at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, our Annual Big Book Sale features over 500,000 books, DVDs, CDs, books on tape, vinyl and other forms of media in over 100 categories.
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 that promote literacy for children, teens and adults.
Order your book sale swag today!
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 the poster designs from the last two sales? Pick up your print today in our Readers Bookstores
or contact Katherine Jardine for shipping possibilities at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 626-7512 x100
2015 51st Big Book sale Hours
|Tues. Sept. 15 ||4-8 PM Member Preview Sale & Reception|
|Wed. Sept. 16 ||10 AM-6 PM|
|Thurs. Sept. 17||0 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 & ReceptionHeld on Tuesday, September 15, 4-8 p.m.
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 Executive Director Scott Staub at email@example.com or 415-626-7512 x118 for more details.
Check out pictures from the sale on our Flickr!