Book Sale

Save the Date: Book Sale 2023

Mark Your Calendars for 

May 15th - 21st, 2023!

The Friends Annual Book Sale is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we're hoping it will be bigger and better than ever in 2023. Mark your calendar for the week of May 15th for great books at can't-be-beat prices that support your favorite library.

This event is only possible with the support of many, many volunteers. We need you! If you are interested in helping to plan the event for 2023, please sign up to volunteer by emailing

For general book sale inquiries, please email

Donations will be accepted:

Monday, May 15th, 10AM - 7PM

Tuesday, May 16th, 10AM - 7PM

*The Exclusive Member Preview sale is Wednesday, May 17th, from 5-8PM!*

The Sale is open to ALL:

Thursday 5/18 10AM - 7PM

Friday 5/19 from 10AM - 5PM

Saturday 5/20: 10AM - 5PM 50% off!

Sunday 4/21: FREE! Doors open at 11AM - come early for the best selection

Thank you for donating your used books for our Annual Book Sale! 

We really appreciate your donations in support of the library. *Please note* we cannot accept donations ahead of the sale, as we do not have storage space to hold onto books! Here is our list of accepted items as you gather items to donate in May:

Accepted Items:

Items to leave at home (or recycle):

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the book sale?

At the Chappaqua Library! The sale takes place in the theater, gallery, and courtyard.

Is a tax receipt provided for book donations?

Yes, upon request.

Where should I drop off my book donations?

Donations can be brought to the theater entrance of the library during the designated donation drop-off hours. We will have volunteers stationed at the theater entrance to help unload cars and bring the donations inside.

Can I drop off my donations before May 15th?

Nope! We sincerely regret not being able to accept donations ahead of time due to extremely limited storage space. Items left at the library entrance prior to our donation dates will be recycled. Click here to view a list of other local options for making book donations.

What methods of payment will be accepted at the sale?

We happily accept cash, checks, credit card, PayPal, Venmo and ApplePay.

What happens to the books you don't sell at the end of Book Sale?

We're glad you asked! An impromptu partnership was formed in 2022 with the nonprofit organization Faith Kenya Mission. Representatives from Faith Kenya Mission arrived with a giant truck and carried out all remaining books. These books made their way via cargo ship over many months to Kenya and then were distributed to children at schools and agencies across the country!