Friends Book Sales

Fall Book Sale Dates:

September 29th and 30th:
10 am - 6 pm
October 1st:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Public Shopping Hours

The Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Book Sale will be open to the public on Tuesdays from 9 am to 3 pm and first Thursdays from 3 to 7 pm. 

Our dedicated Book Sale Team works diligently to process the gently used book donations as they come in creating a new experience every time you visit!

Find us in the Westgate Mall at the Marjons space (on the end where Herbers was).  

We welcome your donations of gently used books, audiobooks, puzzles, and DVDs.  Please see the below description of what we accept.  By paying attention to what we accept you help us create the used book experience that keeps people of all ages coming back time and again.  Thank you for your contributions!

We reserve the right to close early.  Our Used Book Sale is operated by a dedicated team of Volunteers.

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 and on first Thursdays between 3 and 7 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. 

Thank you to the Westgate Mall for the generous space!

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. Masks encouraged.

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.  If the books you are donating are books that you would not give to a friend - please do not give to us.  It is a lot of work to have to dispose of books that can not be sold when they are not up to the standards of our sale.


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

                                  Non-Commercially Produced Media             Pamphlets