Book Sales

Spring 2020 Book Sale | April 23-26

THU, April 23 | 5–7 PM | Members Only Night

FRI, April 24 | 10 AM–6 PM

SAT, April 25 | 10 AM–6 PM

SUN, April 26 | 12–4 PM

Spring reads are blooming at the first Friends book sale of the year! With subjects ranging from ABCs to quantum mechanics, you’re sure to find the perfect book at this sale. Items are priced $2 and under, so you can afford to boost your collection while you support your library.

Books aren’t your thing? Browse the selection of over 8,000 CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. All gently used and ready for a new home!

Children’s Book Sale | May 30

SAT, May 30 | 9 AM–4 PM | LPL Entrance

Get those summer reading goals off to a great start by shopping our huge collection of books for the babies, kids, and young adults in your life.  We have all the books you’ll need to keep kids gaming, cooking, crafting, learning and reading all summer long!  All our children’s books are priced $1 and under.

All proceeds of this sale support the rockin’ programs and services of your favorite Lawrence Public Library.

Book Sale Shelves
Childrens Room
Outside

What to expect

  • Over 64,000 book store-quality books organized by genre/ subject
  • An entire room of children’s books
  • CDs, DVDs and audiobooks organized by genre
  • Bags and boxes to get your treasures home
  • Lots of volunteers to help you find that perfect book
  • Easy payment options: cash, check, charge and Apple Pay

Easy Pricing

$2 Hardcovers

$1 Paperbacks & Graphic Novels

50¢ Mass Markets & Comics

$1 CDs, DVDs, Video Games & Puzzles

$2 Audio books

$1 Children’s & Young Adult Hardcovers

50¢ Children’s & Young Adult Paperbacks & Board Books

Fiction (alphabetized by author)

  • Historical Fiction
  • International Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
  • Thriller
  • Westerns

Nonfiction (organized and sub-categorized)

  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Big & Beautiful (Coffee-Table Books)
  • Biography
  • Biology
  • Economics & Business
  • Classics
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Communication, Linguistics & Oratory
  • Computers
  • Cookbooks
  • Crafts & Home Improvement
  • Drama
  • Ecology & Nature
  • Education & Teacher’s Resources
  • Engineering & Mathematics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • World Languages & ESL
  • Games & Puzzles
  • Gardening & Agriculture
  • Genealogy
  • History (World, US & Military)
  • Journalism
  • Kansas & Regional
  • Law
  • Literary Criticism & Anthologies
  • Love & Relationships
  • Music, Dance, Arts & Entertainment
  • New Age & Occult
  • Parenting & Caregiving
  • Pets & Animals
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Physics)
  • Poetry
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Self-Help, Fitness & Nutrition
  • Short Stories
  • Social Sciences (Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology)
  • Sports & Games
  • Study Guides, Test Prep & Reference
  • Travel
  • True Crime
  • Women’s Studies
  • Writing: Grammar & Style

Questions? Contact Angela Hyde at 785-843-3833 ×149, or by email at ahyde@lplks.org.