Book Sale

NEXT BOOK SALE: APRIL 18 – 20, 2020

The Library thanks the wonderful Book Sale Volunteers who made the Fall Book Sale such an overwhelming success. More than 2,000 community members bought $30,000+ in books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and games. Our best sale ever!

This event would not be possible without the support of our community: lunches for volunteers provided by the Ash family, and Double Decker Pizza. The Media Borough and Media Business Authority; local businesses who promote our event and provide parking; our dedicated volunteers and library staff, and many, many more.

The library is now accepting donations on the porch for the Spring Book Sale, April 18 – 20. 

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), CDs, DVDs, records, games and puzzles.  Sorry, but we can’t accept cassettes, encyclopedias or National Geographic magazines.

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.

When do you accept donations?
Donations accepted: 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 items (clean and in good condition) such as:

  • Hardbooks
  • Trade soft cover
  • Paperbacks
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Books on CD
  • Records, games, and puzzles

We regret we cannot accept:

  • Reader’s Digest books
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks older than seven years old (more than five years for business texts)
  • VHS tapes

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!

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