Friends of the Library Book Sale
Who says nobody buys books anymore? The Friends continue to prove that statement wrong on a daily basis. Yes, on a daily basis, because you can buy top-quality, gently used books in the Friends’ Used Book Store seven days a week. And where is the Used Book Store? In case you haven’t visited yet, our store, which, by the way, is the only used book store in Petoskey, is on the lower level of the library, to the left as you come down the stairs.
In the year 2016, our biggest year ever, the Friends earned over $13,000 in used book sales, all of which went to the library for new materials and programs!
The success of the Used Book Store depends on the generous donations of quality used books that we receive from the public. Every year we receive thousands of donated books, which we either sell, give to the library or give to non-profit organizations in need. One of our major recipients is the Reading Corner of Brother Dan’s Food Pantry in Petoskey, which is one of our literacy outreaches.
We appreciate all donations, but this year we are particularly looking for more current large (trade) paperbacks, young adult books and history books. We should also mention that we can only accept very gently used books, as books in poor condition do not sell.
The Friends of the Library Used Book Store is open year-round during regular library hours. Books for children, teens, and adults, DVDs, books on CD and more. Money raised at the Used Book Sale supports your Petoskey District Library.