Dates and Plans for upcoming Book Sales are Yet To Be Determined
Thank you to the Westgate Mall for the generous space for our book sales.
Our online store is now up and running! Please bear with our team as we are all working hard to try new ways to get books to those who would like them in the safest ways.
Friends Books Sales
Update: Our space has recently moved to the Marjons site which was down by the old Herberger's location. We are still taking donations - please see the details below. Note that in these changing times, if in doubt please use our contact form (under the More Tab) for any questions.
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library have three books sales a year. A Spring Sale, A Summer Children's Books Sale, and a Fall Book Sale.
Most of the books at our sales come from the generous donations of our community. We accept your gently used books at the Brainerd Public Library all year around. 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.
We will accept the following in gently used condition:
Note that the friends are collecting used books again every Tuesday moving forward from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 Joan 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