Semi-Annual Book Sales

Book Sale Guidelines

The Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library host the semi-annual book sales every year.  There you will find gently-used books for adults & children, videos, DVDs, CDs, games & more! 

We now accept MasterCard & Visa.
There are no restrictions or limitations to what you can buy. There are also discounts if you donate books and games before the sale or if you buy a “Bag of Knowledge” Friends tote bag.

On Sundays, we have fun with our “Mystery Table” giveaways!

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bloomingdale Public Library for reading programs, library materials (3D printer, smart table, etc.) and other events.

Ask for details at the main desk or call 630-529-3120.

Spring (March) & Fall (September)

    • When: Saturday (9am-4pm) & Sunday (1pm-3pm)
    • Where: BPL lower level Meeting Room A/B (on your right)
    • Donations: Book donations will be accepted 1 week before the sale. Please click this link to review the donation policy on the library website.
    • Discount:
      • Make sure to receive your $1 OFF coupon when you donate 20+ books, games, CDs and DVDs the week before the sale.  Good towards your Saturday purchase.
      • Buy a “Bag of Knowledge” Friends tote bag and get $1 OFF your bag of books.
    • Notices: The Almanac, BPL website, local publications, schools,
  • We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.


Book Sales in 2019

Spring Book Sale 2018

Watch for our yellow yard signs the week before the sale!


March 23rd & 24th

Volunteers … Meeting Rooms A/B are reserved March 18th – 24th


September 21st & 22nd

Volunteers … Meeting Rooms A/B are reserved September 16th-22nd

Go to our Annual Events for Volunteers tab for more event details.

Volunteers Needed

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email and specify your area of interest …

Volunteer activities
Sort books (pre-sale)
Decorate (pre-sale)
Work the sale (Sat/Sun)
Wrap up (post-sale)

Book Sale Price Lists

You can now buy your Bag of Books in advance online!  Just click the Square Online Store link or any VISA/MC logo on our website to take you there. 

If you make a purchase in advance, please remember to bring your receipt to the sale.  It must be present (printed or digital) the day of the sale or your purchase will not be honored.

Saturday Price List for Spring & Fall Book Sales

For the full list of all Book Sale prices (Saturday & Sunday) – click here.

Friends having fun on Book Sale Day!

Fall Book Sale Volunteers 2018
Friends pulling together for another fun and successful book sale!


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