Winter Book Auction

Are you ready for a book sale? We certainly are. Every year, we usually have two put on by the Friends of the Library: Memorial Day weekend and Oktoberfest. These sales give us a chance to find new homes for library books ready for retirement before we send them off for recycling. Since we were unable to have sales last year due to *gestures broadly at everything*, things are getting a bit crowded in here.

You can help! Go to and register (note that you may already be registered if you participated in the Fall auction). Check out the inventory. We have created big bundles of books to bid on:

  • 63 adult fiction bundles
  • 25 large print fiction bundles
  • 26 adult nonfiction bundles
  • 12 early readers picture book bundles
  • 13 middle grade fiction bundles
  • 4 middle grade graphic novel bundles
  • 27 young adult fiction bundles
  • 14 young adult graphic novel/manga bundles.

Bidding will start on February 1 and run until the 21. The starting bid for everything is just $1 and the minimum bidding increment thereafter is also just $1. Once the auction ends, winners will have 2 weeks to pick up their bundles before they are offered to the next highest bidder. Picking up items will be a simple matter of pulling up to the Library (front or back) and calling us on your cell or ringing the doorbell to let us know you are here. We’ll bring the books out to you and accept payment (cash or check)if you haven’t already paid online via credit card.
The Friends prefer cash or checks made out the Friends of the SFPL over using the online system. That way, they don’t lose any money to processing fees and 100% of the proceeds can be deposited into the Library’s interest-bearing building fund to go toward our building renovation project goal. But do whatever works for you. These books must go! You don’t have to be from Douglas to participate.