Friends Books Sales

The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Book Sale Site at the Westgate Mall will be open for public shopping on Tuesdays from 9 am to 3 pm.  

Stop in through the back door entrance to the old Marjon's location (see picture for exact entrance).  Most books are 50 cents for hardcovers and soft covers, children and Young Adult Books are 25 cents and premium books (rare books or books published within the last few years are individually priced).


Note:  Fall Book Sale Planned:
Tuesday, Sept 14th thru Friday, Sept 17th.
The sale will be open from 11 am to 7 pm at the Westgate Mall location each day. Masks will be worn by our volunteers and requested of all shoppers as well.  20 shoppers will be let in at a time.  
Volunteer Sign up 

Thank you to the Westgate Mall for the generous space!
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library have used book sales throughout the year.
Most of the books at our sales come from the generous donations of our community.  We accept your gently used books at the Westgate Mall drop-off location on Tuesdays from 9 am to 3 pm. A team of volunteers sort through the books and box them by category to prepare for the next sale.  It truly is a labor of love!  
If you have been to one of our book sales you know we have a clean and organized sale with so many great read choices that our sales raise around $7000 a sale (at 50 cents for most books, and a quarter for children's books - that is quite a sale!)
Please see the list of books and items that we will accept for our sales below.  Your assistance with this is appreciated as it saves us time and money not having to discard books we can not use at the sale. 


Book pick up and donation site

We will accept the following in gently used condition:
Note that the friends are collecting used books again every Tuesday moving forward from 9 am to 3 pm. at their new book sale located in the old Marjon's space of the Westgate Mall. The door is located on the front side of the mall by Joann Fabrics service door - closer to the Herbergers end of the mall. Please see the picture above. Please let them know you've arrived by using the buzzer. Please note that masks are required. 

Adult & Young Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction books, Hard or Softcover

Hardcover Fiction and Non-Fiction (10 years or less)

Classics in Good Condition

Children: Chapter, Picture, Board Books, Hard or Softcover

Time-Limited:  (5 years of less)  Medical, Financial, Business, Travel Guidebooks, Computer, Religion Faith-Based, Self Help

Media: CD’s, DVD’s, Video Games, Books on CD


Materials in great shape that you would buy at a book sale for yourself, your family or to gift.


Condition: Please do not donate damaged books with broken bindings, torn/missing pages, excessive highlighting or notations.  We can not accept books that are soiled, musty, moldy with smoke or water damage.  


We do not accept: Condensed Books           Encyclopedias        Harlequin         Magazines                                                  Textbooks                        Cassette Tapes        Video Tapes       

                                  Non-Commercially Produced Media             Pamphlets