At a Glance


The 2018 Spring Sale is over.

Our empty shelves are a testament to the help we received from the hundreds of volunteers who made the sale possible, and to the public – some from around the corner and others from as far away as the U.K. – who bought books. Thank you!

We’d also like to thank the community organizations and their volunteers for their help during the Spring Book Sale.  See the groups helping us.


We’re getting greener all the time… This was the last sale for which plastic bags were provided for our customers.


Please hold all donations until Saturday, June 9th. To prepare your donations for drop-off after June 9, check our  Donations page for information about acceptable items and tax receipts.


Our May and October Book Sales are the main source of funding for the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library organization.   The proceeds from our sales mainly benefit the Tompkins County Public Library  (TCPL) and the Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS).  We also support organizations working for literacy in Tompkins County.  Check out Where Does the Money Go.


How To Volunteer

Our location – traveling by car or bus

Looking ahead...

  • The Fall 2018 Book Sale dates – October 6-8, 13-15, & 20-23
    Senior Day*/Student Night**, Wednesday, October 17
    Hours: First day, 8:00am-8:00pm; all subsequent days, 10:00am-8:00pm
    *Seniors – 60 years or older
    **Students – 16 years or older with valid student ID

Last updated: May 26, 2018 at 7:55 am