Friends Book Sale

Annual Used Book Sale

The Annual Used Book Sale, featuring a large, sorted assortment of books and audio-visual items, takes place in the library’s Community Room and in a tent on Hinds Plaza. Our next sale will be held October 14-16, 2016.

Preview Sale: Friday, 10 a.m. to noon Admission $10, Free to members of the Friends of the Princeton Public Library. Numbered admission tickets available starting at 9 a.m.

Regular Sale: Friday, noon to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Half Price Day: Sunday 1-5:30 p,m., Community Room

Bag Sale: Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m., Hinds Plaza

Find more information about the sale at

Award Winning Book Sale

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library operate a used bookstore in the library. The store shelves are regularly stocked with books covering a wide range of topics and interests. New titles are added daily. If you are looking for a beach read or that rare, out-of-print title be sure to check out the book sale for reasonably priced books.

In addition to the ongoing sale, the Friends host a three-day Annual Book Sale, featuring special collections and rare books, as well as a vast selection of books in all categories.

All book sale proceeds are used to help the library purchase books and materials and to support programs.

Book Donations

Used Book Donation Guidelines

We accept:

  • Hardcover & paperback books in good condition
  • Audiobooks on CD, DVDs, & music on CD

We cannot accept:

  • Badly worn, marked up, stained, musty or moldy items
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS tapes, cassette tapes, computer games, vinyl records
  • Computer, business, finance, self-help, or medical books more than 5 years old
  • Travel guides more than 3 years old

Please pack items in sturdy bags or boxes, or bundle & tie with string.

Donations are accepted whenever the library is open. They can be received at the back door on Sylvia Beach Way.

If you have more than 25 boxes of books, a consultation is required. Please contact the Friends of the Princeton Public Library office at (609) 924-9529 ext. 1280.

The library gratefully accepts donations of the following: books in good condition; audiobooks on CD; music CDs; DVDs; textbooks with barcodes.

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Contact Us
609.924.9529 ext.280