Thank you for being a Friend! On Thursday, May 24, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.), Memphis Friends of the Library will say a special “Thanks” to all Friends members with an exclusive Preview Party to the upcoming Spring Book Sale. With first picks from over 20,000 books and other specialty items, Friends members will enjoy great discounts, free refreshments, a selfie station with a surprise guest and lots more!

Then, on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 269 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the annual Spring Book Salewill be held at Central Library.

Readers of all ages will shop from a wide variety of gently-used books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, cassettes, sheet music and more – all for $2 or less.

“We are honored to open the doors of our beautiful library to everyone for this fabulous semi-annual book sale fundraiser,” said Friends President Jacqueline Wallace. “New shoppers to our sale can expect alchemy!”

Shoppers – old and new – will also enjoy food trucks, face painting, a balloon artist and more, while relaxing on the Library’s patio. Creating a home library or stocking up on kids’ books or great reads for summer, has never been easier or more affordable!


Friends’ Spring Book Sale Price List
                             Hardbacks                            $ 2
                             Paperbacks                            $ 1
                             Children’s Hardbacks                            $ 1
                             Children’s Paperbacks                            $ 0.50
                             Children’s Board Books                            $ 0.50
                             Records                            $ 0.50
                             Cassettes                            $ 0.25
                             Magazines                            $ 0.25
                             CDs                            $ 1
                             DVDs                            $ 2
                             Sheet Music                            $ 0.25


More than good books at great prices, book sale shoppers will support a good cause. Every dollar raised will benefit Memphis Public Libraries. “Through our Book Sale, Friends work very hard to raise funds to help with the 5,500 programs offered each year throughout the 18 Memphis Public Library locations,” Wallace noted. “These sales are extremely important because the Library and its branches are our passion!”

Mark your family’s calendar today for the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. For more information, call (901) 415-2796.

After the Book Sale, avid readers can continue shopping online at the Friends’ virtual bookstore available at; or Second Editions Bookstore in the Central Library lobby. See you there!



By: Marcey Wright, Friends of the Library Media & Marketing Liaison, @MarceyWrite