The Largest Used Book Sale on the West Coast!


September 21 - 25, 2016 / 10 AM - 6 PM
Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion 


500,000 books & media in over 70 categories for only $3 or less


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 will be $1 on Sunday, September 25th. 

Membership Preview Sale & Reception

Tuesday, September 20 / 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!

Shifts begin September 19 through September 26
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. Sign up today or call (415) 626-7500 for more information.

Sponsor The Big Book Sale

Want to gain great visibility for your company during the sale? Looking for ways to further support the Library? We’ll put your name / logo on a table category of your choice! There are over 75 categories to choose from and over 10,000 shoppers coming through the doors during the 5 day event. Become a sponsor today! 

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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 or call (415) 626-7500.