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Library Book Sales

The San Diego Public Library provides a number of regular, branch, monthly, and special book sales. Below is the general information about our book sales to the public.

Central Library Book Sales

The Central Library's book sales are run by the Friends of the Central Library. Central Friends (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation) will be happy to receive your tax-deductible donations of new and used books, records, tapes, CDs, etc. Donations may be taken to the Central Library during open hours. For special arrangements to pick-up donations, contact Central Friends at 619-238-6655.

Friends Bookstore Hours:

Monday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

As part of its support for the San Diego Public Library, the City of San Diego has joined all of the Friends groups in a dollar-for-dollar "Matching Fund" program, to double the amount of your donations. We are grateful for the support.

For more information about the Friends of the Central Library please visit the Friends' website.

Branch Book Sales

Daily Book Sales are run by Friends of Libraries' groups at the below Branch libraries, during most of the open hours of the branches. Books and other materials are sold at great low prices, and all proceeds benefit Library programs. Because the book sale hours can vary, depending on varying schedules of our volunteers and friends, we recommend you check via phone with the Library branch before visiting for a daily book sale at the following branches:

  • Balboa
  • Mira Mesa
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Mountain View/Beckwourth
  • Mission Hills
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Allied Gardens/Benjamin
  • Mission Valley
  • San Carlos
  • Carmel Valley
  • North Clairemont
  • San Ysidro
  • Carmel Mountain Ranch
  • North Park
  • Scripps Miramar Ranch
  • City Heights/Weingart
  • North University Community
  • Serra Mesa
  • Clairemont
  • Oak Park
  • Skyline Hills
  • College-Rolando
  • Ocean Beach
  • Tierrasanta
  • Kensington-Normal Heights
  • Otay Mesa-Nestor
  • University Community
  • La Jolla/Riford
  • Pacific Beach/Taylor
    *Large outdoor book sales held:
    Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • University Heights
  • Linda Vista
  • Paradise Hills
  • Valencia Park/Malcolm X
  • Logan Heights
  • Point Loma/Hervey

Monthly Book Sales

Friends of The San Diego Public Library host a monthly book sale. Book donations are accepted. The proceeds from sales go to support the San Diego Public Library. These sales are held at the University Heights Branch Library, Lower Level, 4193 Park Blvd., at Howard Street. These sales are held normally on the third Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the Friends of the San Diego Public Library at 619-542-1724.

For more information about branch book sales, please contact the Library Branch directly.

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