Book Sale

The Book Sorters of the Media-Upper Providence Free Library Book Sale

give thanks to our amazing community for making our first book sale in our new location such a success! We hope those who joined us in the Library’s Lower Level (which we affectionately call the “Sellar”) and in the upstairs Specials room enjoyed the new space as much as we did.
We are grateful for those who donate and buy the merchandise, our volunteer cashiers, our community service workers and their program leaders Walter Omlor, Jr. and Gary Emery. Thanks also go to Pinocchio’s Pizza, the DeAngelis family, Professional Duplicating, Acme and Signsmith for supplies and sustenance. We appreciate the Penncrest students who, through the Interact Club or as individuals, helped customers during the sale. We also thank the Rotary Club of Media for serving as Book Valets and Boy Scout Troop 430’s (Reformation Lutheran Church) uniformed scouts who were a great help to our customers.

We couldn’t achieve our goals without those who promote the event, including The Delaware County News Network (Town Talk and County Press)The Delaware County Daily Times, the Media Business Authority, the many blogs, websites, Facebook Group and Page owners who support our social media efforts, and our local residents and businesses who publicized the sale with flyers and yard signs.   Thank you to Andy Reilly and to Delco FOP Lodge 27 for allowing our patrons to use their parking lots. Finally, we sincerely thank the Renee B. Fisher Foundation whose “Books for Teachers” grant enabled Chester-Upland School District teachers to bring over 2000 books into their classrooms.

We’re now accepting donations for the Fall Sale on the porch of the Library. 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.


Ann Ensor
Media-Upper Providence Library Book Sale

Next Sale: Oct. 21-23, 2017.

  • Over 35,000 items available.
  • Spacious aisles
  • Wheelchair accessible/ADA compliant
  • Drop off and pick up area in front of the library

Saturday Prices

  • Hardcovers and trade books: $2.00
  • Mass paperbacks: $1.
  • DVDs/CDs-$2.00 NEW PRICE
  • Records- $1.00
  • Puzzles/games- $1.00
  • Magazine bundles as marked
  • Gift books as marked
  • SPECIALS as marked. Located on second floor.

Sunday Prices

  • Everything half price
  • SPECIALS- full price

Monday Prices

  • $5.00 Bag Day
  • SPECIALS- half price.



  • Media Borough- 3rd & Jackson Sts.
  • Behind Media Fire House- Front & Jackson Sts.
  • Municipal Parking Lot- Front & Olive Sts.



Organized by year-round volunteers To benefit: Media Upper Providence Free Library, Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for Book Sale updates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When do you accept donations?

Update: Please hold donations until May 1st.
Year round, 24/7, except weeks leading up to and after sales (April & Oct.)
Please email or call the library at 610-566-1918 if you have more than 10 medium-sized boxes so that we may be prepared.

Where do you accept donations?
Beginning November 1, 2016, leave donations at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library drop off area marked BOOK DONATIONS HERE outside by the 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!