Upcoming Book Sales

Spring 2019 Book Sale

April 11–14

Thursday, Members Only Night

Join at the door for $10!

  • April 11 | 5–7 PM

Friday–Sunday, Open to the public

  • April 12 | 10 AM–6 PM
  • April 13 | 10 AM–6 PM
  • April 14 | 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!

Summer 2019 Book Sale

July 11–14

Thursday, Members Only Night

Join at the door for $10!

  • July 11 | 5–7 PM

Friday–Sunday, Open to the public

  • July 12 | 10 AM–6 PM
  • July 13 | 10 AM–6 PM
  • July 14 | 12–4 PM

Grab the hottest titles at the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library’s Summer Book Sale. Our shelves are full of all the books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks you need to get you through the dog days of summer.

All titles are priced $2 and under, so support your library and stock your shelves on the cheap!

Fall 2019 Book Sale | October 24–27

Thu, October 24 | 5–7 PM | Members Only Night

Fri, October 25 | 10 AM–6 PM

Sat, October 26 | 10 AM–6 PM

Sun, October 27 | 12–4 PM

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 Pricing

$2 Hardcovers

$1 Paperbacks & Graphic Novels

50¢ Mass Markets & Comics

$1 CDs, DVDs, Video Games & Puzzles

$2 Audio books

50¢ 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
Surprise Book Sale

Surprise Book Sale!

SAT | Feb 2 | 10AM–4PM On the library’s lower level, shoppers can freely explore the Friends space and buy armfuls of books at $2 or less!

building-map-downhall-books-e1489707386346.png

DownHall Books

Always open during regular library hours

More details

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