When is the Sale
PRE-SALE (Friends of the Library members only; sign up here)
Thursday, April 12th — 4:30 – 8:30 PM
Friday & Saturday, April 13-14th — 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 15th — 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where is the sale?
Main Library, 96. South Grant Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215 in the Larry Black Auditorium. New this year: we’re adding a kids room in meeting room 1A on the first floor, directly across from the parking garage entrance. There will be signs directing you to the sale.
Where do I park?
Main Library has its own parking garage. The first hour is free, fees apply after the first hour.
How much are the books?
Children’s books are $1, paperback is $2, hardcover is $3, CDs are $2, DVDs/Blu-Ray are $3.* (Unless otherwise priced)
What’s the deal on Sunday during the clearance?
On Sunday, you purchase by the bag. It’s $8.50 per bag and you receive a complimentary Friends of the Library tote.
How can I pay?
We accept cash and credit cards.
Will you have bags?
Yes, we will have Friends of the Library tote bags for sale at $3.50 each. We might have limited grocery-style bags available, but we highly recommend you bring your own (heavier duty) bags.
Who can gain access to the pre-sale on Thursday?
Only members of Friends of the Library have access to the preview event on Thursday. You can join at the door or online by visiting https://friendsofcml.com/membership.
How much is a membership?
Memberships start at $15, and offer a lot of great benefits, including early access to the Big Book Sales. Learn more here: https://friendsofcml.com/membership.
I’d like to volunteer – where can I learn more?