Book Sales

You can buy books and support the library with these great options to shop through Friends of the Library. We hope these opportunities provide you with greater convenience in accessing quality materials that are ready for a permanent home.

Shop the Library Store

The Library Store at Main Library carries a variety of books, audio books and A/V material for sale, in addition to an amazing selection of products featuring unique literary gifts and more.

Shop online anytime

Our partnership with Thriftbooks means that you can shop online 24 hours a day, receive FREE shipping on orders over $10 and still support your library – all by shopping at

Shop the Big Book Sales

Twice per year, our Big Book Sale is our signature way of providing you with regular opportunities to buy gently used library materials while supporting your local library at the same time. We welcome Friends members with an advance preview, teachers adding to their classroom supply and book lovers adding to your personal collection.

Big Book Sale Event Details

Shop the Children’s Book Sale

Our Children’s Book Sale is the perfect way to build your classroom or school library!  You’ll find great deals on books that help grow young minds, including board and picture books, young adult fiction/nonfiction and graphic novels. All proceeds benefit Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Educator Book Sale Event Details

Shop at your local branchLobbySales

We also provide branches with books for their ongoing lobby sales, offering a variety of material that’s regularly refreshed. It’s like having access to a weekend book sale at any time and at your convenience.

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