The Chico Friends of the Library conducts a book sale every Saturday morning, 9am - 11:30am, in the Chico Branch library meeting room. On holiday weekends, when the library is closed, then the book sale will be postponed until the next Saturday.
There is a special benefit for CFoL members: On the First Friday of the month, 2pm - 4pm, in the Chico Branch library meeting room, a preview sale is held for members only. Members can browse and buy the books in the good company of other members.
The book sale is our main source of income each year. Every book you buy is a direct contribution to the library. All the books are donated and the book sale is run by volunteers, so the book sale overhead is virtually zero.
Current Volunteer needs
The book sale needs people to help put away the books on Saturday mornings, after the regular book sale at 11:30 AM. It only takes a few minutes! Contact Helen Sutton 345-9662 to volunteer.
You will be lifting boxes weighing 15 pounds.
What can I donate to the book sale, and how do I do it?
Bring your clean, dry books to the Chico Branch library. You can also donate current magazines (3 or less months old), audio books, or movies (DVD). Please don't bring us items in poor condition (torn, dirty, mildewed, stained, paperbacks without covers, etc.). Also, we do not need encyclopedias, older textbooks, cassettes or VCR tapes. All donations to CFOL are tax deductable, so ask for a tax receipt.
If CFOL doesn't want my books, where else can I donate them?
- The Salvation Army (7th St. between Salem and Broadway, Chico, 530-342-2087)
- The Arc of Butte County (2020 Park Ave, Chico, 530-343-3666)
- CSU Associated Students (417 Cherry St, Chico)
- Waste Management (your curbside recycling bin)
The dedicated book sale volunteers have started putting popular authors' books in the back room, sorted by author's last name. We still get new-to-us books every day, so be sure and come browse.
What's for sale?
The book sale has adult fiction both popular and classic, history books, cookbooks, gardening, crafts, children's books, DVDs, CDs, a few VCR movies, and magazines.
Where do the books come from?
Some books are library books that have been withdrawn from circulation; however, most of the books are donated by library supporters.