Used Book Sales

The Friends groups at many of our libraries have ongoing book sales or book sale events. Find great deals and support your library at the same time!

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Used Book Stores

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The Book Burrow

Come browse one of the largest library book stores in Michigan--thousands of used books, movies and music in the basement of the Downtown Lansing branch.

Join the Friends of Lansing Libraries for $15 and receive a 20% discount on all purchases.

 

Contact Information

phone: 517.367.6319
email: lansingbookburrow@gmail.com  

Hours

Thursday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  

Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m. 

Donation Guidelines

PLEASE READ OUR GUIDELINES AND FOLLOW THEM, SO WE CAN TRANSITION BACK TO A SAFE AND FULLY FUNCTIONAL OPERATION. YOUR ASSISTANCE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Book Burrow takes donation of materials in VERY GOOD condition. Donations may be dropped off on the shipping dock at the rear of the Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please limit your donation to ONLY three file box-size boxes or three shopping bags.

****** No loose books, no oversized boxes, no trash bags. *****

We do NOT accept:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Text books
  • Dated material over 2 years old ( i.e. travel books, computer books, magazines, romance series like Harlequin, etc. )
  • Seminar or corporate manuals
  • VHS, cassette tapes or vinyl LP records
  • Readers’ Digest Condensed or Book Club titles
  • Loose papers, pages, flyers or brochures
  • Garage or estate sale left overs
  • Anything with mildew, water, food or insect damage, broken spines, torn pages, highlighted text of other interior markings on pages.

If your donation does not meet our guidelines, you can donate books at these alternate sites:

  • St. Vincent de Paul - 1020 S Washington Ave, Lansing ( 517-484-5395 )
  • Volunteers of America - 5411 S. Cedar St., Lansing ( 517-272-3126 )

You can recycle old books at:

  • Friedland Industries - 405 E. Maple St., Lansing, MI ( 517-482-3000 )
  • MSU Public Recycling Dropoff - 468 Green Way (Farm Lane and Green Way), East Lansing (517-355-1723). They attempt to re-sell or donate before recycling. 

The BOOKEND

HA600k3nd.pngThe BOOKEND, the Friends of the Haslett Library's used book store, is located in the Friends Room of the Haslett Library (click for directions).

Contact Information

email: thebookendhaslett@gmail.com

Hours

Contact branch for hours and availability.

Donation Guidelines

The BOOKEND accepts donations of materials in gently used condition. Donations may be dropped off at the Haslett Library circulation desk, 1590 Franklin Street, during library open hours.


Book Worm Heaven

Come visit a Mason hidden gem; Bookworm Heaven is a fantastic used book and media store located on the 2nd floor of CADL Mason Library. Come in to peruse thousands of books and media items at low prices. We accept cash, check and credit/debit cards. Payment is made at the front desk of the library.

Hours

Available during library's open hours.  

Donations

We are currently NOT accepting donations and aim to resume in September 2021.


Used Book Sale Shelves

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Aurelius

Used Book Sale Shelf

Stop by CADL Aurelius to see what our Friends have for sale.

Hours

Contact branch for hours and availability.

Dansville

Ongoing Book Sale

Come check out the Dansville Friends' sale.

Hours

Contact branch for hours and availability.

Holt-Delhi

Ongoing Book Sale

Browse the Friends' shelf and support the library!

Hours

Contact branch for hours and availability.

Leslie

Ongoing Book Sale

On-going book sale in corner of library when library is open.  Hardbacks $2.00, paperbacks .50 and other media sometimes for sale also.

Hours

Available in the Leslie branch during open hours.

Donations

Please contact the branch before donating items.

Stockbridge

Recycled Reads Ongoing Book Sale:

Check out the ongoing book sale and support the library. Contact them with questions about donating materials. 

Hours

Available in the Stockbridge branch during open hours.

Webberville

No Sales Available

We are no longer accepting donations. Please bring your donations to another participating CADL branch.

Williamston

Ongoing Book Sale

Peruse our sale and support our local branch.

Hours

Available in the Williamston branch during open hours.


Other Sales

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Okemos

Book Sale Events & Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays  9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

The Friends of the Okemos Library sponsor a quarterly book sale event. Find out more on their website.

  • July 24 & 25: Old Farmer’s Market behind Meridian Township Hall, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos
  • Sept. 12 & 13: Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road, Okemos.
  • Dec. 5 & 6: Okemos Masonic Center, 2175 Hamilton Road, Okemos.

Donation Guidelines

The Friends accept gently used fiction, nonfiction, and books-on-tape, along with CDs and DVDs. We are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias, musty-smelling items, VHS or cassette tapes. You may drop off donations at the library during regular business hours. Contact Book Sale Coordinator Jim Tellner at jmct1965@aol.com if you need special arrangements for large donations. 


Used Book Donations

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What and How to Donate

These sales are coordinated by Friends groups as fundraisers. They welcome gently used materials in very good condition. See the listings above for donation guidelines, hours, and contact information.

What We Cannot Accept

Items that are NOT accepted include: encyclopedias; text books; dated material over 2 years old (i.e. travel books, computer books, magazines, romance series like Harlequin, etc.); seminar or corporate manuals; video and cassette tapes; vinyl LP records; anything with mildew, water, food, or insect damage, broken spines, torn pages, highlighted text or other interior marking on pages.

Do You Have Historical Materials?

The Forest Parke Library & Archives at CADL (Local History Collections) is always looking for donations of historical material such as photographs, scrapbooks, organizational records, and other memorabilia, even in times of pandemic. Materials will be quarantined temporarily upon receipt and then processed for use by researchers, digital or otherwise. Contact localhistory@cadl.org for more information.

If Your Donation Does Not Meet Our Guidelines

You can donate books at these alternate sites:

  • Salvation Army – 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing ( 517-484-4424 )
  • Volunteers of America – 5411 S. Cedar St., Lansing ( 517-272-3126 )

You can recycle old books at

Book Sale Events

Friends of the Leslie Library Annual Book Sale (All ages)

Wednesday Aug 11, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm Leslie
Get great bargains on books, DVDs. CDs, puzzles and more, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Leslie Library. Today only, Library Friends are invited to a pre-sale from 12-1 p.m. Annual memberships are available at the door ($1 for students, $5 adults, $10 family). Held in Woodworth Elementary Cafeteria, 212 Pennsylvania Street.
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Friends of the Leslie Library Annual Book Sale (All ages)

Thursday Aug 12, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm Leslie
Get great bargains on books, DVDs. CDs, puzzles and more, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Leslie Library. Held in Woodworth Elementary Cafeteria, 212 Pennsylvania Street.
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Friends of the Leslie Library Annual Book Sale (All ages)

Friday Aug 13, 2021 1:00pm - 6:00pm Leslie
Get great bargains on books, DVDs. CDs, puzzles and more, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Leslie Library. Today only, fill a bag with items for only $3! Held in Woodworth Elementary Cafeteria, 212 Pennsylvania Street.
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