Book Sales


To provide support for Library programs, the Friends hold two types of Used Book Sales. 


1) The ongoing book sale is located across from the Check Out Desk and contains books on a variety of topics, with

    gift-quality holiday books being featured in November and December. 


2) Book sales are held in the lower level FriendSpace on the second Saturdays of the month, with the exception of June.  



FriendSpace 2019 book sale dates: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, July 13, August 10, September 7, October 12, November 9, December 7

Book sales are held between 9:15 am and 4 pm.


Many book sale volunteers support Batavia Public Library by sorting the book donations throughout the year. We meet downstairs near the Youth Services area most Wednesday mornings from 10 am – 12 noon; most Saturday mornings from 10 am – 12 noon; and on the first Thursday evening of the month from 7 – 9 pm.  Visitors are always welcome to observe and participate in the sorting process.


Donations of used books, CDs, and DVDs can be dropped off at the Check Out Desk anytime the Library is open. Because donations provide the foundation for our work, the Friends greatly appreciate your support.


Special Book Sales


Our Book Research Group identifies donations of greater value than our usual material. Most of these materials are sold in our Specials Room during the big sales. Also, look for our Friends of the Batavia Public Library name as the seller on Amazon and eBay. We have a dedicated group of volunteers that research, list and describe, and ship online orders. 


Other fundraising projects include the sales of: 

· Book Lover’s Page a Day Calendars, published by Workman Publishing Co.

· Canvas Friends logo book bags

· Non-woven Friends / Library logo tote bags

· Plastic Friends / Library book bags—great on a rainy day


Take part in the Friends' book sales and other activities. Please see the Friends Volunteer Opportunities page.