The Old Book Sale
The 2014 sale will be February 27 – March 2, with a Preview Party for members on February 26th. This year’s sale will be held at Central City Park in Macon, GA.
Hours of the sale are
- Thursday and Friday, 10am – 7pm
- Saturday, 10am – 5pm
- Sunday, Noon – 5pm
There will be over 150,000 books in 75 categories, with free admission and parking – cash, checks, and credit cards accepted for book purchases.
Our Old Book Sale is an annual event. It is an extremely popular event and people come from all over to get great deals on books for their reading or collecting enjoyment. If you are interested or know a group or organization that would like to volunteer, please contact us here.
Our preview party on Wednesday, February 26 from 4-8pm is for members only. Folks can join at the door. We will be having entertainment and refreshments. Members will be able to pick up their Friends of the Library LL Bean style tote bag to take home their books that night. And members will be able to purchase an unlimited number of books that night!
Donate Your Gently Used Books for the Sale
Why not clean out your bookshelves to make room for the books you buy at the Old Book Sale? It’s a recycling program that is fun!
If you are wondering what makes a book “gently used”, it is a book that is in good enough condition for someone else to read. Most of our shoppers avoid books that are water damaged, moldy or falling apart. The only exception is a book that is very old but even those items should have all the pages intact. We request that you avoid donating magazines as they are not sold at the Book Sale.
To donate books for the Old Book Sale, bring them to the desk of the Washington Memorial Library or any of the Bibb County library branches. Be sure to mark your bags or boxes “Friends” or “Book Sale” so we will be sure to get them. If you have a lot of books to donate, you can bring them to the service entrance on the College St. side of the Washington Memorial Library, where maintenance staff can unload your vehicle. The Friends are available to help unload books on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Washington Memorial Library at the corner of Washington and College Streets.