Spring Two-Day Book Sale

Finding a treasure at the book sale

Finding a treasure at the book sale

The Friends of Anastasia Island Branch Library will be holding their Spring Two-Day Book Sale on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the library at 124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach.

Approximately 10,000 books/items will be available.The books include like-new hardcover bestsellers with dust jackets at $1 each.

  • Most other books are priced at $1 each, including trade (larger format) paperbacks .
  • Mass market (pocket-size) paperbacks are priced at $.50 each.
  • Children’s books are priced from $0.25 to $1 each.
  • Videocassettes (VHS) are priced at $.25 each.
  • Audio cassettes are priced at $.25 each.
  • Music CD’s are $1 each.
  • DVD’s are $2 each.

Specially-priced items include sets of books, books by local authors or about St Augustine/Florida, and like-new coffee-table titles from $2 to $100 each.

On Saturday, prices will be reduced by 50%. A grocery sack can be filled for $5 (doesn’t include specially priced items).

The inventory is comprised of about 90% donations from the community, and 10% from library discards. These books have been sorted by volunteers who select books for special pricing. No commercial consignor has scanned our inventory since the last sale. A small collection of books is available on an on-going basis in the library for a $2 donation. Library staff selects books for the collection.

Proceeds from the book sale are used for the library to purchase items on its “wish list.” The wish list includes the summer Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP) for children, adult/children/teen book collections and programs as well as specialized equipment (e.g., movie screen, furniture) needed to implement targeted programs. The proceeds supplement funds from the county.  With continuing cuts in the county budget, the money raised is critical to provide ongoing quality programs and materials.