Friends Book Sale

Award Winning Book Sale

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library operate a used bookstore in the library which is open during library hours. The store is stocked with books covering a wide range of topics and interests, with new titles being added daily. If you are looking for a beach read or that rare, out-of-print title be sure to check out the bookstore for reasonably priced books.

In addition to the ongoing sale in the bookstore, the Friends host an Annual Book Sale, featuring rare and unusual titles, as well as a vast selection of books in all categories. The 2017 Annual Book Sale is scheduled for Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24.

All book sale proceeds go directly to the library for the purchase of books and materials, as well as the support of library programs.

Book Donations

Used Book Donation Guidelines

We accept:

  • Hardcover & paperback books in good condition for resale
  • Audiobooks on CD, DVDs, & music on CD

We cannot accept:

  • Badly worn, marked up, stained, musty or moldy items
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS tapes, cassette tapes, computer games, vinyl records
  • Computer, business, finance, self-help, or medical books more than 5 years old
  • Travel guides more than 3 years old

Please pack items in sturdy bags or boxes, or bundle & tie with string.

Donations are accepted whenever the library is open. They can be received at the back door on Sylvia Beach Way.

If you have more than 25 boxes of books, a consultation is required. Please contact the Friends of the Princeton Public Library office at (609) 924-9529 ext. 1280.

Check out our listing under New Jersey Book Sales on

Contact Us
609.924.9529 ext.1280