Book Sale

Paperback Porch Sale

April 17 from 10 am – 4 pm

Getting Ready to Travel? Grab a paperback and Go!

Pop-Up Paperback Book Sale starting on the Porch and continuing with social distancing in the Main Reading room from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 17.

There will be $1 paperbacks for All Ages.

Masks and social distancing required.

The library is accepting donations on the porch in a green bin ONLY during operational hours: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 10 am – 7 pm

If the bin is full, please let the staff inside the library know.

All items must be quarantined.
No items will be accepted when the library is closed. 

We regret we cannot accept: Reader’s Digest books, National Geographic magazines, Encyclopedias, Textbooks older than five years, or VHS tapes.

The library depends on the proceeds from our bi-annual Book Sales.
Please consider donating to help the library through this Pandemic Crisis.

If you are interested in Volunteering for the Book Sale please be aware there are new protocols and procedures in place. Please read the required waiver for all Media-Upper Providence Free Library Volunteers.

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 (except in case of Pandemic).

When do you accept donations?
Donations accepted: May 1 – September 30 AND November 1 – March 30 (except in case of Pandemic).

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 (except in case of Pandemic).

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 (except in case of Pandemic).

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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