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Public Shopping Hours

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The Friends Of The Brainerd Public Library Book Sale is open to the public on *Tuesdays from 9 am to 3 pm (weather prevailing over the winter months) for both shopping and donations of your gently used books.  We welcome your contributions 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.  You can see a more detailed list of what we accept at the bottom of this page.  

Find us in the Westgate Mall at the Marjons space - across from Tradehome Shoes. 

We reserve the right to close early as well as change the hours of operation for any reason.  A dedicated team of Volunteers generously offer their time and talents towards our Used Book Sale, working diligently to process the donated books to offer a new experience every time you visit!

Questions?  Feel free to email the book team at:
*Note that the availability of items can change quickly.  

Thank you to the Westgate Mall for the generous space!
The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library usually has two large event book sales in the Spring and in the Fall.

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 sorts through the books and arranges them by category. 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 $5000 a sale (at 50 cents for most books, and a quarter for children's books - that is quite a sale!)
We will accept the following in gently used condition:
Note that the friends are collecting used books every Tuesday from 9 am to 3 pm. at the 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. Look for the Book Sale flag. Please let them know you've arrived by using the buzzer. 

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

Hardcover Fiction and Non-Fiction 

Classics in Good Condition

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

Time-Limited/Relevant:  Medical, Financial, Business, Travel Guidebooks, Computer, Religion Faith-Based, Self Help

Media: CDs, DVDs, Video Games, Books on CD

Gently Used Complete Puzzles and Games


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 them 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 sales.


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

                                  Non-Commercially Produced Media             Pamphlets

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