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You may be surprised to learn that the all-volunteer Books to Benefit organization offers 25,000 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. To prepare for the June 14-17 sale, Books to Benefit will stop accepting donations after Wednesday, May 30. We will accept in-person donations again on Wednesday, June 20. Please note: Due to space and time constraints, we ask patrons not to bring book donations to the sale. If you must donate books between May 31-June 19, please use local area drop boxes. For questions, phone (309) 531-8320.

June 14-17, 2018 Book SaleJune 2018 SALE Dates

Preview SALE
($5 cover charge per person.)

During the June 14-17 sale, stop by the Art room to view the unconventional modern work of visiting artist Stacy Lee.
Thursday, June 14 ……………………………..5 – 8 pm

Regular SALE

Friday, June 15 ……………………………10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, June 16 ………………………..10 am – 4 pm

Family Day: Book Lover’s Bag Sale
($5 per bag. We supply the bags.)

Sunday, June 17 …………………………..noon – 4 pm
Saturday, June 23………………………………1 – 3 pm (a special Writers’ Event is also at that time.)

Learn how our sales are making a difference in the community.

Comic Book SALE

Saturday, August 4………………………10 am – 4 pm
(Warning: Some comics may not be appropriate for young audiences.)

November 1-4, 2018 Book SaleNovember 2018 SALE Dates

Preview SALE
($5 cover charge per person.)

Thursday, November 1 ……………………………5 – 8 pm

Regular SALE

Friday, November 2 …………………………10 am – 7 pm
Saturday,November 3 ………………………10 am – 4 pm

Family Day: Book Lover’s Bag Sale
($5 per bag. We supply the bags.)

Sunday, November 4 …………………………noon – 4 pm
Saturday, November 10…………………………….1 – 3 pm (Writer’s Event is also at that time.)

Learn how our sales are making a difference in the community.

$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.