At a Glance


We accept donations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 9-12 noon. 

Please check our Donations page for information about acceptable items and tax receipts.

Please note: We are no longer accepting VHS tapes, general encyclopedias published after 1920, or children’s encyclopedias.  Thank you for recycling these items yourselves.


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.


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: June 12, 2018 at 11:58 am