When we receive valuable and rare books from our generous donors, we first offer them for sale on our E-bay site before placing them in the book sale as a “Special Priced” item. We do this to give a wider audience the opportunity to acquire something special. If you are interested in discovering what is currently offered for sale, please click here to be transferred to our Ebay page. A connection to the site is also found on each page of our site at the right hand bottom section titled “LINKS”. So visit the site and see what we currently have available for sale.
The multi-day book sale dates for 2018 have been announced! Please mark them on your calendars so you can take adavantage of the incredible donations of books, books on tape/CD’s, music CD’s and DVD’s collected since the December 2017 sale. We consistantly receive generous donations so we are adding to our inventory everyday. By the time our sales start, we are bursting with books etc ready to sell.
Saturday, March 17, 2018 – Sunday, March 25, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018
Saturday, September 8, 2018 – Sunday, September 16, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018 – Sunday, December 16, 2018
WATCH THIS SITE! As each sale nears we post information about what extraordinary items will be available at the sale in addition to our usual offerings. For example in past sales we have featured special collections, a concentration of subject matter such as opera, woodworking or vintage cars or a large amount of sheet music. What we have available is totally subject to the donations we get so who knows what treasures will come through our doors!
JUST IN TIME FOR YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
Our final book sale for 2017 will take place from Saturday, December 9, 2017 through Sunday, December 17, 2017. We continue to receive an incredible amount of quality books donated by the generous public. In particular we have received large donations in the following categories…
- Sailing and Boat Building – Look in the Sports Section
- Jewelry and High Fashion – Look in the Special Price Section
- Birds; Animals; The Seaside; “a Natural Historian’s Dream…” – Look in The Sciences
- Romance Mass Paperbacks; “Great for Winter Reading!” – Look along side all of the mass paperbacks.
- Small books; Inspirational books; Books on CD’s; CD’s and DVD’s – all make great STOCKING STUFFERS!!
- And Friends of the Library Book Sale Gift Certificates also make great Grab Bag Gifts and Stocking Stuffers for your favorite readers.
Members: The first day of the sale is always reserved for our Friends of the Library members. And to make it even easier we are having a membership sale. Anyone who joins before the end of the year will also be paid up through all of 2018. Click here to visit our Membership page for more information.
Children and Students (through high school and college): To encourage reading at any age, select three (3) free books every day you visit the sale. All books in the sale are eligible with the execption of the Special Price (red sticker) books.
Saturday, December 9 10am – 5pm Member’s Only Day – you can join right there at the sale!
Sunday, December 10 2pm – 6pm
Monday, December 11 10am – 8pm
Tuesday, Decemer 12 10pm – 8pm
Wednesday, December 13 10am – 8pm
Thursday, December 14 10am – 8pm
Friday, December 15 10am – 5pm HALF PRICE DAY!
Saturday, December 16 10am – 5pm BAG DAY! (everything you can shove in a bag – $5)
Sunday, December 17 12pm – 4pm DOUBLE BAG DAY!! (1 or 2 bags/$5. 3-4 bags/$10… you get the idea!)
As the fires that ravaged our county and our neighbors in Sonoma County, The Friends of the Napa Library (” the Friends”), along with just about everyone else, looked for ways to help the victims. The one way we could help obviously involved books! The Friends provided many boxes of books to the shelter at the Napa Valley College and other places where families looked for ways to bring some normalcy to their lives.
We still have thousands of children’s books, trade and mass paperbacks which are available to anyone or any organization that needs them to restock schools, day care facilities, doctor’s offices, senior centers, community centers or home libraries lost in the fires. Whether it be a group or organization that helps others or a family, the Friends want to do their part to help. If you or anyone you know is in need, give us a call at 707-253-4614 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with you to get these books into the hands of those who want or need them. They will, of course, be free.
And to everyone who donates their books, your donations do much good besides and beyond our fundraising book sales. A Wholehearted “Thank You” from the Friends.
As Friends of the Napa Library it should go without saying that “We Love Books!” and spend a lot of time reading new publications, old friends and soon to be old friends. We wanted to share our passion with our community so we asked our membership to help us compile a READING LIST aka “BOOKS WE LOVE” in hopes that our suggestions give you a new reason to love books as we do. It is sort of like “Employee Favorites” at your local bookstore.
The list is made up of books we have read in our own book clubs, books from our favorite authors that may or may not be as well known as some of their works and other gems we have run into from time to time. And we try to cover as many genres as possible to appeal to as many of you as possible.
So visit our Volunteer Page to see our first installment of Books We Love. We will update this list from time to time so keep coming back to check out new additions to the list. Bookmark us for easy returns.