Book Sales

For the convenience of book lovers, the Library Book Sale Volunteers will be holding quarterly sales in the third floor Book Sale room. Upcoming sales are scheduled for:

December 2 through December 4


Sale hours will be Friday from 10 to 5:30 ($5 charge from 10 to noon); Saturday 10 to 5:30 and Sunday from noon to 5:30 (half-price).


The book sale volunteers received thousands of books from Roger Carlson, the long-time proprietor of Bookman’s Alley, after he closed his shop. These special books will be sold in upcoming sales in addition to the usual, wonderful stock of gems. All proceeds benefit the library collections and services.  Special thanks to the great volunteers who work long and hard to support the Library.


We Want Your Books!

The Evanston Public Library gratefully accepts new and gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs.

The Library cannot use damaged books including those that are soiled, musty or moldy. We are also unable to use encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS tapes, vinyl records, magazines, art prints and posters, cassettes, or knickknacks. General guideline: if you would not give it to friend, please don’t give it to the Library!

Please bring your donations to the Circulation Desk or drop them off at the back door of the Library.  Please call the Library in advance if you wish to bring in a large number of boxes of donated books.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

All donated materials become the property of the Evanston Public Library.

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