The Largest Used Book Sale on the West Coast!
Featuring over 500,000 books & media in over 70 categories for only $3 or less.
Thank you for attending our 52nd Annual Big Book Sale! We raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for learning & literacy at the San Francisco Public Library.
Our next Big Book Sale at Fort Mason is scheduled for September 20th – 24th, with our Preview Sale for members on the September 19th. We will not be holding a Spring Big Book Sale in 2017, but will be holding a series of smaller sales all year round at our Book Donation Center. You can find more information on those sales here.
In the meantime, here's how you can become involved:
- Volunteer with Friends
- Attend our upcoming Library cocktail party, IMBIBE
- Check out our weekly $1 Steps Sales at the Main
- Mark you calendar for the November Comic Book Sale
- Shop in our Readers Bookstores
- Become a member to receive discounts & event tickets!
BIG BOOK SALE INFO
Hardcovers: $3 / Paperbacks: $2 / Children's Books: $1 / All Media: $1
We accept cash, checks and cards! Proceeds support the San Francisco Public Library.
All items are only $1 on the last day of the sale.
Membership Preview Sale & Reception
Held the evening before the sale goes public / 4 - 8 PM / Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion
Become a member of Friends and join us for a special sneak preview of the sale! Members get first access to all of the goods while enjoying wine and snacks. Become a member online, in our Readers Bookstores, or day-of at the will call table. Please call (415) 477-5231 for more information.
Volunteer for FREE Books!
Volunteers receive complimentary tickets to the Member Preview Sale & Reception, a first look at all of the items, and a $5 coupon for every shift. Please call (415) 626-7500 for more information.
Sponsor The Annual Big Book Sale
Want to gain great visibility for your company during the sale? Looking for ways to further support the Library? Become a Table Sponsor and we’ll put your name / logo on a table category of your choice! There are over 70 categories to choose from and over 10,000 shoppers coming through the doors during the 5 day event. Become a sponsor today!
Thank you to our 52nd Annual Big Book Sale Media Sponsors
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The Fine Print
Payment: Cash, cards & checks are accepted.
Pets: Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and under your control at all times.
Parking: The Fort Mason parking lot is metered; free parking on surrounding streets.
Purchases: Items are not held overnight. There are no returns. Scanners are accepted.
Bags: Paper bags provided, boxes sold for $1. We encourage shoppers to bring their own bags.
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Big Book Sale questions? Email us at email@example.com or call (415) 626-7500.