Book Sale


The Book Sale volunteers thank all who made the Fall Book Sale such an overwhelming success. More than 2,000 community members bought $28,000+ in books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and games. One of our biggest sales ever!

This event would not be possible without the support of our community: lunches for volunteers provided by the Ash and DeAngelis families, and Double Decker Pizza; generous merchandise donations; the Department of Community Service; the Media Borough; local businesses who promote our event and provide parking; our dedicated volunteers and library staff, and many, many more. We are also grateful to the Renee B. Fisher Foundation who through their “Books for Teachers” grant put over 2,000 books in the hands of children in the Chester-Upland school District. 

The library is now accepting donations on the porch for the Spring Book Sale, April 21 – 23. 

Please look for the specially marked bins in the alcove to the left of the main entrance on Jackson Street. We accept good condition books (hardcover, trade and standard paperback), CD’s, DVD’s, records, games and puzzles.  Sorry, but we can’t accept encyclopedias or National Geographic magazines.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email us at librarysalemupl@gmail.comor contact the library at 610-566-1918.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the book sale dates?
The Book Sale operates bi-annually (twice yearly) on the third weekend in April and October.

Future Dates:
April 21 – 23, 2018
October 20 – 22, 2018

When do you accept donations?
May 1 – September 30 AND November 1 – March 30.

Where do you accept donations?
Please leave donations in the bins marked “BOOK DONATIONS HERE” to the left of the main door at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library outside entrance.

What types of donations are needed?
We accept (clean and in good condition) hardbacks, trade soft cover, paperbacks, DVDs, CDs, books on CD, records, puzzles and games.
We regret we cannot accept Reader’s Digest books or magazines such as National Geographic because of lack of interest among our patrons. We also do not accept encyclopedias.

Where do I obtain a receipt?
Receipts are available from the Library

Who benefits from the book sales?
All proceeds go to the Media-Upper Providence Free Library. Thank you for your support!