Book Sale

2024 Book Sale: A Record-Breaking Success!

Our Annual Used Book Sale took place from May 13th to 19th, 2024.

Our enormous and heartfelt thanks to all who donated books, volunteered their time, shopped, and donated to support the Friends of the Chappaqua Library. Together we raised over $24,000 for the Chappaqua Library!

We look forward to seeing you again next year! 

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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 updated list of accepted items as you gather & store items to donate next year:

Accepted Book Items:

Accepted Non-Book 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 program room.

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 the sale begins?

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, check, credit card and PayPal.

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

We are delighted to partner with local, national, and international nonprofits who can take as much as they'd like on our final "free" day of the sale. In 2022, an impromptu partnership was formed with the nonprofit organization Faith Kenya Mission America. Representatives from Faith Kenya arrived with a 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! Please view the extraordinary pictures below.