The Big Book Sale!

We are hoping to see the return of the Big Book Sale in 2023!

We always look forward to our biggest fund raiser of the year. We have a great time with the community and love to see all the smiling faces, happy to have more reading materials! However, COVID set us all back a bit. Our current plan is to reassess in early 2023 and hopefully be able to bring this great event back.

Thanks for your patience!

When and where is the Book Sale?

(all dates are for 2019)

The sale opens to the public on Thursday, August 24 and runs through Sunday, August 27. For members, there is a special pre-sale on Wednesday, August 23. (not a member? no problem: join here)

The book sale will be held at the Sierra Vista Mall near Kohl's.

  • Thursday, Aug 24: 10am - 9pm
  • Friday, Aug 25: 10am - 9pm
  • Saturday, Aug 26: 10am - 8pm
  • Sunday, Aug 27: 11am - 6pm

Book Donation Drop Off

Have some books you are ready to donate? Fantastic! We will be holding the donation drop off on August 16 in the back parking lot of Sierra Vista Mall. We will have lots of signs to help find the location. Just drive on up, we'll help you unload, thank you for your donation, and give you a receipt to use for your taxes! We will be there from 7am to 7pm.

Want to Help?

Great! Contact us here and we'll coordinate together. We need help on donation day collecting and sorting. And we always need volunteers to help on sale days.


It's going to be a great event. See you there!

13 thoughts on “The Big Book Sale!”

  1. Hi. I’m a little confused. Today’s paper makes it sound like the Big Book Sale starts on the 23rd but I was told and the website says that is a special day for FOL members which I would LOVE to be but can’t afford the $25 right now. So, if someone could clear that up for me I would appreciate it as the 24th is kind of up in the air for me and the 23rd would be SO much EASIER for me. Thank you for your time and consideration. Rene.

  2. Do you accept magazines.
    A friend has past issues of special editions of Time magazine going back 40 years .

    1. Hi Belle, magazines typically don’t sell so we do not accept them for the book sale. Thank you for asking!

  3. Was in the back parking lot of Sierra Vista with 3 full boxes of books at 7:50 a.m. on the 16th and found no signs, no people, and nowhere to leave the books.

    1. Hi Daniel,
      We are very sorry about the confusion. This page was posted about the 2017 Big Book Sale. The 2018 drop off date was August 8. We will be sure to archive previous posts to keep this from happening again.
      Thank you for thinking of us, and you can still donate to any of our ongoing sales. Most library branches accept donations for future sales.

  4. Moving away with boxes of books to donate to Big Book Sale. Is there a location collecting books now?

    1. Hi Sally,

      Please call 559-492-6657 to reach our book donation team. You may need to leave a message, but someone will contact you back shortly.

      Thanks for thinking of us!

    1. Hi Helen, There will not be a Big Book Sale this year. The Big Book Sale takes months of planning. With the uncertainty of COVID earlier this year, we were not able to make that happen. We hope to be back in 2023.

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