Friends Used Book Sale

Used books


We are having a special Seniors only (60+) book sale on Friday, April 16th, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Chambers Room at St. Michael City Hall.

Have books to donate? Our twice-yearly book sales are a great way to spread used books back into the community, and dollars into the support of your local library.

Just bring bags/boxes of books to the library front counter.  Your donations are appreciated, and help keep your library strong!

See below for items that we do not accept for our book sales.


Our next sale is …April 17th, 2021

Hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Face masks and social distancing will be required in the building and at the sale.  Hand sanitizer will be provided. Limits to room capacity will be followed, expect a wait to get in. 

Location: 11800 Town Center Drive NE, St. Michael, MN

Browse and buy from the thousands of donated used books and media.

Buy a Friends Book Bag for $15 and fill it for free.

Or, bring your bag from previous sales and fill it for just $10.

Paperbacks will be priced at 50 cents.

Hardcovers, DVDs and trade paperbacks are $1.

Some best-seller items and special sets are priced as marked.

Clearance bag sale begins at noon. Fill a grocery bag for just $3 (only applies to books remaining as of noon).

Scanners allowed starting at noon. 

Donating to our book sales

The Friends of the Library accepts gently used books, DVDs, and other media for placement in our twice-yearly used book sales. Our book sales are a great way to spread used books back into the community, and dollars into the support of your local library.

Because storage space in St. Michael City Center and the Library is of limited availability, we generally ask that donations be brought in no sooner than 3 months prior to each sale. Our Spring Sale occurs in April, so bring in your donations starting in January. The Fall Sale happens in mid-October, so please wait until late summer before bringing in donations, if at all possible.

It helps our volunteers A LOT if donations can be brought in no later than a week before the sale, to avoid last minute sorting.

At the library, bring your boxes or bags with items to the library front desk.

We do not accept textbooks, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest condensed books, magazines, or any books with mold, mildew, cover or page damage.

All proceeds from our sales go to the Friends of the St. Michael-Albertville-Hanover Library to support programming, special equipment, and furnishings for the library.

Volunteers, for both pre-sale sorting and sale-day help are always welcome. Inquire at 763-497-1998.