Book Sale

Book and Media Donation Guidelines:

The Friends are able to accept your donations of very gently used, clean hardcover and paperback books, CDs, DVDs, audio books for the annual sale and Booktique.

Donations should be brought to the donation closet at the end of the Gallery hallway outside of the Community Room.
Books must be in bags or boxes.  Please do not leave books outside the library.

Items we DO NOT accept:

  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Hardcover fiction without a dust cover
  • Business books written prior to 2017
  • Computer books written prior to 2017
  • Travel guides written prior to 2017
  • Magazines (including National Geographic)
  • Books that are highlighted or underlined
  • Books with pages missing, have a musty smell, or have broken spines
  • Videos (VHS)
  • Cassette tapes (music or books on cassette)
  • Puzzles or games
  • Badly worn books

For further information, e-mail the Friends, or call the Avon Library at 860-673-9712.

The Friends are planning a streamlined and safe Used Book Sale weekend. In order to limit crowding in the Community Room, this fall sale will include adult fiction and nonfiction books only. (A separate children’s book sale will be planned for another time.)

Friday, October 22 4 to 8 PM – Preview sale ($5 admission, free for Friends members with a postcard mailed out prior to the event)

Saturday, October 23 9 AM to 4 PM  – No admission fee

Sunday, October 24 12 to 3 PM – Bag sale ($5 per bag of books)

Masks and social distancing required – no strollers please!

Donation Receipts available here!

Book Sale Finder

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