500,000 + Books & Media for $3 or Less


Twice a year (in the fall and in the spring) we hold the largest used book sale on the West Coast. Each sale features hundreds of thousands of books & media in over 70 categories. All items are only $3 or under and proceeds support the San Francisco Public Library.

Coming up...

The 52nd Fall Big Book Sale
Date: September 21- 25, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
Member Preview Sale & Reception: Tuesday, September 20, 4 - 8 p.m.

How to Become Involved:

Volunteer with Friends
Donate your books & media 

Become a Big Book Sale Table Sponsor - email us for more information at

Can't wait until the fall? Check out our Readers Bookstores, Weekly Steps Sales and Holiday Member Sales!

Steps Sales
Every Wednesday (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in front of the Main Library (100 Larkin Street). All items are only $1.
Please check our calendar of events for Steps Sales updates.

Member Sales
Members receive great discounts in our Readers Bookstores. Check out the upcoming sales, and join today!

Readers Bookstores 

Fort Mason Center Location
Building C, Room 165, Fort Mason Center / (415) 771-1076
Hours: We're open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Main Library Location
Main Library, 30 Grove Street /  (415) 557-4238
Hours of operation listed here.