Book Sales

In addition to year-round book sales at the shop, YDL's Friends of the Library hosts three overstock book sales each year! During these weekends the Friends put their overstocked books and special finds on sale at YDL-Whittaker, 5577 Whittaker Road, in the Community Room. 

All proceeds from the Friends book sales—whether at these mega sales or at the Friends Shop —are donated to the library to support programs for kids and adults, purchase special equipment, and underwrite the newsletter.

2016 Book Sale Dates

January 19-22, 2017
May 18-21, 2017
September 14-17, 2017

Look out for a special one-day Holiday Book Sale featuring new and like-new books and gifts in November!

Regular Sale Hours

Thursday from 6pm - 8pm *members only preview sale*
Friday from 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday from 11 am - 3 pm
Sunday from 1 pm - 4 pm

Regular Sale Prices

Hardcovers: $1.00
Paperbacks: 25¢
Oversize paperbacks: 50¢

On Sunday, buyers may purchase a bag full of books for $4 and special books are reduced in price.

Members Only Preview Sale

Thursday from 6 pm - 8 pm

Membership may be purchased at the door, starting at just $10. Learn more about becoming a member of the Friends of the Ypsilanti District Library.

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