Calling all bookworms! Denver Public Library Friends Foundation’s annual Summer Used Book Sale starts today, June 5!

Book lovers will want to head right out to the library as soon as possible because it’s time, once again, for the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation’s yearly used book sale. The sale starts today at 10 a.m. and will run until Saturday, June 8, with daily hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

When: June 5-8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Denver Central Library – Conference Center, 10 West 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 80204

Denver Public Library Used Book Sale

Courtesy of Denver Public Library (Facebook)

There are over 60,000 items up for sale, including a mix of retired library materials and donated items from private library donors. With new items added each day, like kids’ books, fiction and nonfiction books, CDs, DVDs, even audiobooks offered at low prices, this sale is a book lover’s ideal shopping find.

  • Pocket/Adult Mass Market paperbacks – $1
  • Children’s books – $1-$2
  • Adult Softcover books – $2.50
  • Adult Hardcover books – $3.50
  • CDs – $1, Sets $3
  • DVDs – $2, Sets $4
  • Audiobooks – $4

Also, teachers with a valid ID can receive a 25 percent discount, so bring those school badges! And anyone who signs up to help with closing on June 8 will receive a free box of books in return for their volunteer efforts.

Proceeds will go towards library materials and supporting the many library programs and services the Denver Public Library provides. Over $70,000 is expected to be raised for the library at the annual sale; cash, credit cards, and checks are accepted.

If you want to book a time to take a large group the sale you can, just call 720-865-1705 for more information and to get that scheduled.

The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation also runs the Red Chair Bookshop inside the Denver Central Library, where high-quality and hard-to-find books are sold Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be open during its regular hours throughout the sale.

Summertime is a great time to stock up on books for yourself, books for the kids, and books for a rainy day, and this sale is a great way to support the library. I’ve got my wish list ready and am hoping to find some surprises as well, you never know what literary delight will be waiting to be discovered.

Do you have a favorite book you always look for at a book sale or a title you just can never seem to find? Island of the Blue Dolphins is a childhood favorite for me, and The Girl With All the Gifts is a newly found top 10 title on my list of must-have reads.

Share with us your favorite titles and any other summer book sales we should know about in the comments below. Happy reading!