Please hold off donating items between October 21-November 16 so that we have time focus on the sale and to clean up after the sale.
You may be surprised to learn that the all-volunteer Books to Benefit organization offers 20,000 newly donated books at each of our semi-annual sales. After each sale, Books to Benefit clears the shelves of all the books, selling what is left before filling the shelves with new donations. One exception — our patrons may see some familiar titles in the Special Collections and Vintage rooms since those books are valued finds. We work to ensure that particularly rare works of scholarly importance and/or unusual publication history or content find appropriate homes offering ready access to these works.
We accept books donations year-round with the exception of sale times. Hours of Operation: We accept in-person donations on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 360 Wylie Drive, Suite 700 in Normal, Illinois. If you wish to donate books at other times, please use local area drop boxes. For questions, phone (309) 531-8320.
November 2018 SALE Dates
($5 cover charge per person.)
Learn how our sales are making a difference in the community.
- Book sale proceeds benefit STAR Adult Literacy and YouthBuild McLean County’s literacy programs.
- Bake sale funds the Heartland Community College Books to Benefit Community Service Scholarship award.
$5 Book Lover’s Bag Sale Rules
Patrons pay per bag. Books to Benefit supplies the bags. All items must fit inside the bag, all at one time, to qualify for the fee. No modifying or tearing of the bag is allowed. Books to Benefit will allow items to fit to the top (i.e. level) height of the bag, to qualify for the bag sale. There is no limit to the number of bags any individual person may purchase at a cost for each bag. The fee applies even if the bag is not completely filled. Sorry, offer not valid on Special Collections or bundled books. No price adjustments from previous sales. All sale are final. No refunds or exchanges.Credit/debit cards are accepted. A $1 convenience fee is charged per credit/debit transaction. Books to Benefit reserves the right to inspect purchases.