Big Book Sale


Update: Big Book Sales have been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Book Sales are a favorite Friends of the Library event. Held twice a year, Big Book Sales give items withdrawn from the library’s collection a second chance at a well-read life. Revenue earned from Big Book Sales support library programs and services and help fund future library levy campaigns.
Friends of the Library members get early access to Big Book Sales and receive 10% off their purchase. Join or renew today.


When is the next Big Book Sale?

Upcoming Big Book Sales have been postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Friends of the Library Members Only Preview

Open to All (General Public)

Clearance Sale
Bring a sturdy bag to fill for $5. Proud supporters can purchase a
Friends of the Library canvas tote and stock up for $8.50.

General Pricing
Children’s Books start at $1
Adult Fiction & Nonfiction Books start at $2
DVDs, CDs & Audiobooks start at $2


Interested in volunteering?

We love volunteers.
Big Book Sale volunteers help us contribute even more to the library. Volunteering is a great way to learn more about Friends of the Library and connect with other Friends members and library supporters.

What will I be doing?
Volunteer responsibilities vary and may include pre-sorting materials at the library’s operations center; unpacking, organizing, and stocking sale tables; and helping pre-count items in the checkout line. More details are available on the sign-up sheet.

What will I be doing?
Volunteer responsibilities vary and may include pre-sorting materials at the library’s operations center; unpacking, organizing, and stocking sale tables; and helping pre-count items in the checkout line. More details are available on the sign-up sheet.

Are there incentives?
First, you get the satisfaction and good feeling of volunteering your time to support Friends of the Library and Columbus Metropolitan Library. Second, (just in case you need a little extra nudge), volunteers get early access to materials. Third (for the extra thrifty among you), volunteers receive one free book per shift and we encourage you to volunteer for multiple shifts.

How do I sign up?
All book sale volunteers must complete Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Volunteer Application form. When filling out the application select “Circulation” under How I Want to Help and “Big Book Sales” under Location Preference. Please note that background checks are required to volunteer.

Questions?
Contact the Library Store at (614) 849-1056 or librarystore@columbuslibrary.org.

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