Friends’ Spring Book Sale Lets Customers Cash in on Great Deals

Memphis Public Libraries have done some spring cleaning, thanks to the Friends of the Library. For customers, that means tons of great books and other items at affordable prices during the Friends of the Library Spring 2017 Book Sale, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.). A special preview sale will be held for Friends members on Thursday, May 25, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., also at Central Library.

“There is extensive planning for our book sales,” noted Friends of the Library president Jacqueline Wallace. “We have some very dedicated volunteers, who work behind the scenes in the sorting room and at any given time, they keep more than 80,000 books, CDs, DVDs and vinyls organized! Our book sales are a year-long project whereby we set aside the best items to offer!”

Each item, ranging from specialty books and magazines to cassettes and sheet music, is priced to move so customers can stretch a few dollars a long way. The official price list is below.



                                    Hardback Books                                                $ 2
                                    Paperback Books                                                $ 0.75
                                    Children’s Hardback Books                                                $ 1
                                    Children’s Paperback Books                                                $ 0.50
                                    Children’s Board Books                                                $ 0.50
                                    Records                                                $ 0.50
                                   Cassettes                                                $ 0.25
                                   Loose Magazines                                                $ 0.25
                                   Videos and CDs                                                $ 1
                                   DVDs                                                $ 2
                                  Sheet Music                                                $ 0.25


Volunteer Services Coordinator Terrice Thomas said shoppers can be confident that every dollar benefits Memphis Public Libraries. “The money raised from the book sales go directly to fund Library programs for all 18 of our locations,” she commented. “These funds ensure that quality programs and services are offered for free to anyone who enters the doors of Memphis Public Libraries citywide!”

Customers can also support their local Library by joining the Friends or by donating their gently-used items, like books, CDs, DVDs and more. Click here to become a Friends of the Library.

For more information about the Friends of the Library Spring 2017 Book Sale or how to become a Friend, call (901) 415-2840 or visit


By: Marcey Wright, public relations supervisor